“The significance is hiding in the insignificant. Appreciate everything.”
― Eckhart Tolle
I got up early today to walk with a friend. The morning was dark and quiet, the street lamps perfectly illuminated the fire-red and orange trees. The houses that lined our lovely gridded streets were still dark and sleepy, the porch lights illuminating the pumpkins and mums. The grand white colonials with black shutters and red doors stood at attention, the Tudors took on a storybook quality. It was picturesque, straight out of a movie set.
I may be a freak, because sometimes, in moments like this, I feel that I am walking in my own movie…a sort of out-of-body experience, where I observe myself and how sublimely orchestrated and beautiful the world is.
I love those moments.
Does this happen to anyone else? The moment where you are walking down a tree-lined street, or sharing a bottle of wine with a friend, or your husband reaches to lace his fingers in yours and laughs in such a way that your mind starts searching for the sound track to go with the scene…like every detail is thoughtfully orchestrated to convey this moment. Everything slows down, and you feel yourself softening into a timeless breath that will carry you through the day?
The leaves were crunching just so under my shoes. Leaves fluttered softly to the sidewalk from the molting trees, gold and crimson confetti that made the quiet daybreak feel like an occasion. There was a posse of adorable elderly ladies in their walking gear, zipping down the sidewalk. We ran into them on our zigzagging Continue reading