My word for 2018 is focus, which requires paying attention to the moment – the now. So, this year, I’ll be taking note of experiences I may have missed, without focus. Many may seem to be BGO’s (blinding glimpses of the obvious), but hey, I might have missed them.
Here’s this week of NOWS:
humans who clam the storm;
rescuing Bob Dylan’s album ‘Blood on the Tracks’ (that has ‘Shelter from the Storm’ on it) from The Storm (which i WILL FRAME);
how healing a meltdown can be;
witnessing a Bradford Pair Tree in bloom in October;
the generosity of humans;
how much a tiny bit of chili can shake-up a mini-Snickers bar;
making sandwiches with friends;
that 55-year-old-humans are too young to die;
a delivered quiche dinner;
how differently we humans witness truth and what.is.right;
witnessing my flood-ruined couch be simply crushed and disposed-of by one of those trucks-with-a-huge-claw;
a gator just.calming-crusing.along;
how generous it can be to ask for help;
that people really DO want to HELP;
how sometimes, knowing what would help is tough to name;
a startly bare tree in the morning fog;
baring witness to a son’s eulogy for his dad; and
the healing grace of a gentle evening breeze.
What NOWS did you experience or witness this week?
2 thoughts on “a week of NOWS ~ #39”
I’ve witnessed so many “nows” in the past week that I’m still processing all I’ve experienced. Some of those for me include: the role reversal that comes with age and a change in routine, the generosity of friends and neighbors, how a tragedy can bring people together, a beautiful, heart felt eulogy and the realization that 55 years is not a long time.
and you jogged my memory of another NOW moment – witnessing a widow receive the American flag from a US Marine.