The Breaking Waves: Darkness
"The trees know ... they hover, they abide ... they become mystics ..."
Taken in August, 2010 at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, I did something I rarely do: I set my alarm for before sunrise in order to assure the best advantage for what, I had been told, would be unforgettable photo ops. Understatement is the word that springs to mind. My husband and I seemed to be the only human beings on the planet for those few hours on this secluded beach, and the mysticism that overwhelmed us seems to have been channeled by these very words of Sister Helen. This life-force of a tree indeed hovers over the path to the sea and to the breaking waves waiting to greet you.
Audio: Joyce DiDonato sings Heggie's "Final Monologue from Masterclass"