I just wanted to take a couple of minutes to pause before turning in for the night. It’s been a busy day, and lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. I’m trying to get myself to stop, to pause, to take in the beauty of this vibrant season, without feeling crushed by what “needs to get done”, even if it’s just for a moment.
I came out to go for a soak in the hot tub (I know, lucky me!), and I was so struck by the night sky. The clouds were winging overhead, with smoky grey feathered-tips, hushed and weightless wisps blowing across the night. Looking into the sky, I saw bats darting about just above the yard. I feel a real kinship with bats (perhaps because I played a bat in a school play when I was 6 – a very apropos theatrical debut). Fireflies danced against the dark backdrop of the woods, captivating me as they aways have with their simple and beautiful magic. I could see the white glow of the delicate mountain laurel blossoms, shimmering slightly from the moon shining through the trees.
As I watched these winged entities sailing through the night, I felt as if I could float away. None of my worries mattered anymore. All that mattered was this moment. Just this. Just now.