“I’m passionately involved in life. I love its change, its color, its movement … it’s all a miracle.” Arthur Rubinstein
After all the excitement of the last couple of days, I took a long walk on the Old Croton Aqueduct and around my village. I needed to regroup; to reflect on life and to gain some perspective. It’s important to take time to step outside and inhale the fresh air, touch the earth, and reconnect with our spirit and nature. When we take the time to truly look around our surroundings, in nature, we see the beauty in things that have always been there. We also discover new things that make us smile and add calm and color to our day. As I walked around today, I captured quite a bit of the landscape; the pathway, trees, art, flowers, distant shots of the Hudson River and even a meandering stream…
#Trust30 is an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge. The #Trust30 Prompt: When did you feel most alive recently? Where were you? What did you smell? What sights and sounds did you experience? Capture that moment on paper and recall that feeling. Then, when it’s time to create something, read your own words to reclaim a sense of being to motivate you to complete a task at hand.
I am most alive when I listen to great music, dance, meditate, enjoy good food, great art, and when I walk in nature. I love gardening and never tire of looking at colorful flowers and even big old trees. I simply find them fascinating and they add a sense of awe to my life. I see the miracle and magic of a seed becoming a flower, a shrub or a tree.
Nature reminds me of the grace of time in shaping all things from the root inception to completion.The sights and sounds in nature never overwhelm. If anything, they draw us close, hug us tightly, and remind us that all will be well; no matter what else is going on…. all will be well. God is definitely in the details in nature, and we add our power when we nurture our gardens, and see our plantings bear fruit. Stay a while, I’ll share some of my photos with you… More below.