I went out for my walk. Was listening to the sounds of whatever happened to filter through my iPod. I was just noticing various things — an abandoned baby’s sock on the sidewalk, several Mini Coopers, the numbers of people who were watching TV at that time of night, and the flowers. As cliche as it sounds, I totally was impressed by the flowers that I hadn’t noticed before. Daffodils, daisies, hydrangeas, tulips — all were in full bloom. It was quite lovely and made for a beautiful walk. Add to it the fact that the sun was setting over the Puget Sound, gorgeous pinks, gorgeous violets, hints of blue, and the water completely serene at this night was wonderful. It was very calming.
Water has always been my refuge, my source of inspiration. I think a lot of it stems from the fact that it is so big, and yet so connected. It is a reminder that there is a force out there much bigger than myself. That my problems, however monumental they may seem at the time, really are just a drop in the proverbial bucket when compared to the rest of the world. Not to minimize my thoughts, my pain, my emotions…but when you compare it to those who have been ravaged by war, those who are starving, those whose belongings have burned in a fire, the loss of a loved one — the list goes on and on — it’s really not much to worry about.
At the end of the walk, as I rounded the corner to start heading home, there was the full moon, gazing down at me. Her arms were wide open, and she was embracing me. It was a pretty fantastic ending to a somewhat average day. But the best goodnight hug that I’d had in a while.
Posted on August 4, 2012, in experiences, Thoughts and tagged drop in the bucket, fire, flowers, iPod, mini coopers, moon, nature, outdoors, plants, war, worry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.