But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all I said unto you.
Spirit-- Soul-- Breath-- Wind--
Wind that stirs the air of our planet,
breath that moves our bodies through life,
the soul we like to think of as the essence of our lives,
and the spirit that animates those we love.
The ephemeral anemone flowers are worth watching for along the spring roadside. As the sun warms the morning air, the small waxey white petals unfurl to a glossy disk around the stem. But not far past midday, they loosen their hold and drop to the green leaves at the slightest breeze-- thus their name "wind flower."
Rio de las Animas Perdidas-- River of Lost Souls-- that the well-loved Durango to Silverton steam train follows through the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado. The clear green water tumbles over deep-red sandstone jumble of rocks, the train crossing repeatedly and following closely, then climbing along the "high line" for the breathtaking view of the Animas far below.
God the creator, God among us, and God the spirit that dwells within--
three of the ways we experience our encounter with the Divine.
Mildred Baker Beaman