Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Vernal Pool


Just East of yurt, the Vernal Pool has formed. Although it is quite early this year, I am grateful to see it. It's presence means that the creature cousins that will be born in it will be a part of our Spring. Vernal Pools are temporary and only last a few months at most, sometimes only for days.

The Pool gets me thinking about the importance of temporary things. How often I get seduced into thinking that things will last forever. Vernal Pool reminds me that they don't, and encourages me to appreciate the moments that present themselves when they do. In each moment lives an infinite number of possibilities for me to notice.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sun Halo

The melting Snow creates mist in the cool morning air, as the Sun rises orange then yellow in the East. After cresting the horizon enough to be fully round, I see it shining at me though many Tree branches. All this creates the effect of a small rust colored halo encircling the Sun. As I wonder if anyone else is seeing what I am seeing, I am struck by my desire to share. It does not seem to me that it would improve the experience, I am simple caught by the uniqueness of what I am seeing and hoping someone else is able to see it as well.

As time passes the top of the halo becomes defuse and shafts of light begin to form. Moments later the rusty halo is gone, replaced by the next phase of this beautiful Sunrise. It occurs to me that even if someone else had been there with me, no one would have seen exactly what I saw. My experience is a combination of many factors, one of which is always me. I leave grateful for the Sunrise and wonder what the next moment will bring.

Monday, February 19, 2018

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Earth Arc


As I sit this morning, Earth's arc unfolds before me. It unfolds independent of the judgments I make about myself or anything I see. What I am blinded to by the rules I foist upon her diminishes only me. The untethered arc of the Earth teaches me patience. I will allow myself the time I need for my blindness to lift.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Blue Blizzard


The Snow falls in light puffs from the Trees, gently floating down to the Earth, but the Sky is bright blue. This blizzard starts at the top of the Trees leaving the Sky clear so the Sun can shine through. Rain drips down from the roof of the cabin, as it occurs to me that I have never seen this before; A bright blue blizzard.

This day reminds me that every day is unlike any other. It's uniqueness is always available for me to see, but sometimes I miss it, distracted by this thought or that. I am grateful that I noticed this one.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dog Lesson


This morning I had to feed the Dog that lives with us. My wife usually does it, but she is out of town. The only thing that stood in the way of her getting to her food was me getting up. Still, she seemed happy to get her ears rubbed before I got out of bed. I'm not saying it would have lasted forever, but in that moment she seemed content to stand by the bed while I was still in it.

She got me thinking about the idea of Love being more important than food. We've figured out a way to produce enough food to feed the whole world (it seems that starvation is more a question of politics than supply), but it doesn't seem like we've figured out how to Love the whole world.

Well, I did eventually feed the Dog, but I'm left wondering if she knows something that I have lost track of.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Invitations


I am struck by the abundant opportunities I have to return to the moment. Every second invites to to notice where I am. 

Am I here now? 

Now I am.