Thursday, March 14, 2013

Past and Present Intertwined

"Nature gives to every time and season, some beauties of its own,
     And from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave,
     It is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy,
              That we can scarcely mark their progress."
                                          ~ Charles Dickens ~

From the window of my condo, I am privileged to gaze upon this towering church steeple in historic Charleston.  Seemingly within arms reach!  The pealing of the bells mark the passing of each hour. And what gets me each and every time I hear them is that the first three notes are the same first three notes from The Fray's song, "You Found Me".  And the lyrics to those first three notes? "I found God..."  It's as clear as a bell, if you'll pardon that unknowingly written pun.  Goosebumps rise on my arms as my eyes take in the rich history and my ears hear a contemporary connection from the melodic sound emanating from the tower.  Yes, past and present intertwined!

(The photos were taken in one day, marking the passing of time.  And the church?  St. Phillips Church, established in 1680... the oldest church in the Holy City.  I am so happy to share this with you!)

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10 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

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  2. Beautifully said. How wonderful that you can see that from your house. And, that you can hear the bells. Although, do they stop ringing at night? Have a wonderful day! :-)

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  3. Hi Kadee, Charleston is just a stone's throw from me. But, I'm a little confused....I thought you lived in Chicago. None-the-less, your photos are beautiful and Charleston is a beautiful city. Thanks for sharing.

    ~Laurie

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    1. Laurie... I do live in Chicago. But I am here visiting in Charleston. That is the view from the condo I am staying at. Gorgeous view, huh?! Always love reading your comments! And a HUGE high-five to you on accomplishing your goal with the race!!! So thrilled for you!!!!!

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    2. Well then, the next time you come to Charleston we should get together for lunch and do some plantation tours. Thanks for the high-five on the race. I was so excited about accomplishing a 10K. Have a great day!

      ~Laurie

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  4. Hi Kadee, simply beautiful my friend. Love the pics and your writing.
    Enjoy Charleston.
    Have a nice weekend, I'll be with family house guests for 10 days or so visiting here from Michigan.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  5. STUNNING!!!! I know you are loving every minute. I can't wait to hear all about your time in Texas. I hate it we didn't get to connect. If you visit my blog you'll see my life. It's not pretty right now. But, better days are coming. I can't wait to have you come visit. And, I'd LOVE to share your new world with you. Maybe we can swap guest rooms! Hee Hee. Enjoy! HUGS!

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  6. Lovely transition...great sequence of photos. How nice to see this each day when you look out :)
    Visiting from A Southern Daydreamer

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    1. I just love your linky party... what a great opportunity to showcase pics taken outdoors! I will try to participate as often as I can!

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  7. I love that Church too and it is so pretty at night. I just love the bells too. The time photographed it at night looks a lot like your photo lol imagine that

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