I’ve found the lighter I am emotionally, the clearer I can see. I can remember back in the day he would be excited about nature’s beauty…ya…he can still spot a hawk sitting on a utility pole 30 feet high from 5 miles away and I’m not impressed. a bald eagle in a tree…yes. A pelican swooping up a fish from the sea water…yup….even a family of cardinals foraging for food….I will go so far to say that I’ve heard the song of a melodic bird and stopped to listen. I can also remember back in the day, I heard my name being bellowed so I could see a rainbow arcing above the landscape but I had way too much other stuff on my mind to appreciate it. I am so thankful I can now see the beauty of nature and circumstances.
We took a walk around the pond late morning and I noticed with a keen eye that the cherry trees are starting to bud. I examined them with love remembering how their short lived flowering season had me mesmerized last year and it was worth a walk to the other side of the pond every day so as not to miss a single day of their beauty and scent. As we made our way around, I took a seat on a bench with the heat from the sunshine on my face and noticed for the first time ever the diamonds dancing on the wind blown water. It was breathtaking.
I have missed so much ….. but I am aware now…I will go forward with all of my senses in tune to the beauty all around me.
Until next time….