Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Mental Hegira



As I stand on the precipice
I slow down my brain
Away from the city noise
Listening to my breathing
My steady heartbeat
The wind swirling around me
Carrying the sounds of voices
Ancestors who stood here before me
The caw of the crow
Observing me with amusement
For he already knows
What I am learning
To quiet myself
And let it be

in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I donโ€™t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. ยฉ 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogโ€™s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

15 thoughts on “Mental Hegira

  1. Beautiful! The sky looks as if it’s on fire. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Thank you! It really did look like it was on fire. The cloud cover had been pretty bad but the Stites cleared as the sun was setting and I was fortunate enough to be a witness.

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  3. Oh, and this is St. Helens so it is fitting!

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  4. I hear ya’. So much of photography is pure luck and timing. Turned out beautifully. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  5. Ah. That is very fitting. I was in Seattle about two years after that happened, and they were still dealing with the ash dust. Crazy. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  6. Love the photo. Makes it look like the rim is on fire.

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  7. Thank you! Minutes before it was quite dark but as the sun set below the clouds it set the place on fire.


  8. Thank you Dawn. I am honored.


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