vidi aquam


I saw water issuing forth from the Temple, on the right side, alleluia; and all those to whom this water came obtained salvation and they exclaimed: “Alleluia, alleluia.”

Vidi Aquam (Gregorian)


This afternoon, as I was walking to the library to return an overdue book, I looked down and noticed something courageous. A lovely little patch of violets growing near an opening to a storm sewer.

courageous violets!

courageous violets!

I thought,

“those little flowers are so very brave, growing in such a desolate spot.  And yet, they have all they need, especially water–water that no one else cares for, and soon will be flowing underground.”

I’m grateful for that moment.

“Since the Lord is in heaven I can only follow him by traces full of light and fragrance which he has left behind him.” ~Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower)

Be well, and at peace,


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2 Comments on “vidi aquam”

  1. teresatayag Says:

    I always look forward to your pictures for the day, and never disappointed. Again, great shots. You captured that water movement so vividly.

  2. dougrogers Says:

    Water fountain shot is stunning, but edit out the dark bands at the top and bottom…

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