Last week as I started to step up into my truck to leave and begin a list of errands, I walked by beauty I would surely have missed if I had not stopped to look at a spot on the garage floor. I bent to look closer and was flooded with pleasure at finding this art right there in the middle of an otherwise unattractive canvas. The beveled glass in a side door to the garage was a prism creating a spot of perfect rainbow colors. It was just the right moment of time and light and I stepped unknowingly into that moment. It was a Mary Oliver “pay attention and be astonished” time, however brief.
I believe we miss many of those moments because we are not paying attention and do not expect to find them. Opportunities like this one call me to slow down, stop, and wonder..
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lovely thought – and beautiful pairing of an Emerson quote I did not know but is perfect! Thank you.
It truly was a moment to tell about, to complete the Mary Oliver quote! I consider moments like that a gift and am called to be more alert to them! Thank you for readng, Sonja!
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A SPECTRUM ON THE GARAGE FLOOR? SMALL THINGS ARE BIG WONDERS!!!