a week of NOWS ~ #39

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:

being just.plain.overwhelmed;

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

  1. 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.

  2. amen, Susan!
    and you jogged my memory of another NOW moment – witnessing a widow receive the American flag from a US Marine.

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