Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sweet Summer Light

“It was deep afternoon when shadows begin to grow, light becomes gold, and you realize that this particular day has reached its destiny. 
Like old age, it’s not yet over, but there’s no denying the time of day.”

I love the soft, sweet light of a late Summer evening.  It's the slow decline of the Sun's beautiful light.  You can almost feel the tease of an early Autumn in the air, and the magic of a moment is captured in a memory and if you're lucky, a snapshot in time.  This afternoon, I lingered in the honey light, played a bit with my camera and was SO surprised to find a small blackberry bush in my little neighborhood.  I was immediately transported back to my youth.  We'd pick berries and cherries and peaches for pies, which my grandmother would make from scratch.  I took some time, ate a few sweet berries, and quietly whispered a prayer of gratitude for those precious memories and for this day, for my life and this magical sweet Summer light.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mesmerized by Fireflies!

"There are magical moments in every day.  
We just have to take time to see them".

I still believe in magic.  I must believe.  I have to believe.  I hold tight to the dream that anything is possible.  I always want to look at the world through the lens of  child, free of limitations and judgements and fear.  I desire to observe the small wonders and miracles found in the beauty of each day with wonder and awe.  

I love to end the day in peaceful solitude, with a sky full of stars, and the symphony of nature gently easing and calming my soul.  I am reminded of just how amazing this Earth and this life really is.  I am grounded and centered and for a moment, I am free of worry and stress.  And a Summer gift...the evening sky is illuminated by something strange and wonderful, mysterious and free.

I always have been, and always will be by mesmerized by fireflies. They shine...from the inside out, a lesson we must all learn in order to be whole.  The guide us peacefully to forget our worries and focus, if just for a moment, on the miracles experienced in every day life.  They symbolize passion and self illumination, the heart of  a child and freedom of expression.  

Allow yourself to be caught up in the beautiful, magical moments of this ordinary life.  And in those moments, you'll quickly realize just how extraordinary this life and this journey really is and can be, if you let it ;-)