On The Shoulders of Giants… look around!


This post is part of a series of guest post authored by myself and other bloggers, published to my friend Monica’s blog site,‘look around!’Do yourself a favor and check out her blog at: https://lookaround99.wordpress.com and my post On The Shoulders of Giants at:https://lookaround99.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/on-the-shoulders-of-giants/-look around!.

G4WGCL1I81In time I also heard a singular voice whisper to me as though it were an echo of words spoken long ago that keeps going and will forever sound through the epochs of time as long as love and compassion inhabit this Earth… “There are many ways to touch and kiss the sky!” -JC

These small stones we skip on the surface into the waters of life are like the stones by the river’s edge, they all add up, one by one, the mind hardly notices until one day we open our eyes and see a dam we’ve built across one waterway which opens up another… the water giving life to all sentient beings. We don’t realize the effect we have on others, on the earth, on the universe until we step back and take a look around. And even then we’re prone to disbelief.

Sometimes it’s hard to find your way to making a difference. We wish we were as explorers of long ago or a knight in King Arthur’s court as we make a grand entrance and have the world realize who we are and what we’ve done. But what are we to do for it’s getting hard being the first at anything. Everyone knows that Neil Armstrong was the first man to step foot on the moon and deservedly received the accolades and a permanent place in the history books. However, we know the work that will continue with other subsequent  explorers in astrophysics, taking small steps which will make a bigger difference in the end. These are people and names we’ll never know.

Isaac Newton acknowledged and rightly so, that he stood on the shoulders of giants when talking about his scientific achievements. Our awareness should be in the moment or we’ll miss the jewel stone… the Lapis and leave it to another explorer embracing the moment.


*For Dragonfly… Because you’re the other half of the sky….


8 thoughts on “On The Shoulders of Giants… look around!

  1. To start with, I do love your quote “There are many ways to touch and kiss the sky”. How true and beautiful.
    Could these stepping stones to build bridges be actions of kindness and love each day? Warming someone’s heart, lightening the way.

    As children we built with faith and conviction, stepping stones between near shores. Laboured and succeeded. 🙂
    Love your song by Lennon

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  2. Thank you Mirja, I’ve had that quote written for so long and finally found a home for it. And the stones, simple in nature but can bridge an ocean.


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