Mother Nature reminded me again last night to appreciate its beauty by simply looking up.
It was twilight when I looked out the window and caught a glimpse of the sliver of moon calling me.
As I stepped outside, I noticed Venus was shining, sparkling, bright directly above the waxing crescent moon. It was breathtaking. While the soft blue sky slowly turned cerulean then indigo, I just stood there, feeling at once very small and also as if my Self could not possibly be contained in my human body – I was connected to these celestial bodies.
The feeling of being part of something larger is a conundrum. It’s intimate – I want to keep this for myself yet share it with the world.
I am sharing this moment, as I have before, of looking up.
Whether there are glittering snow-covered branches, rich orange autumn leaves, pale rays of sunshine filtering through pine trees, or dragon-shaped clouds, nature is there. If you look, it will provide peace, calm, joy, wonder.
We are too often looking down or not looking at all – not paying attention to what is around us, never mind what is above us.
Look up, gentle readers.
My Sunday thoughts in 200 words or less.