Open eyes…

The sun sets on another day…

I considered a lot of ways to title this. I have written about similar before here. (I looked at it and that was over 4 years ago! eeek!)

I think I have gotten more verbose over the years, which I just proved by saying verbose. As I took a walk with the dogs today I looked out over the trees and got lost in the moment. The Chicadees were singing, the trees slowly swayed in the wind, some of them creaked faintly as the moved. The ferns, long dead, waved in the slight sunlight, and the melting snow puddled up on leaves, on branches, and in puddles in the drive. I finally said “ahh” as I looked and realized we all need to look a little harder. 

I can still remember as a child going out in the snow, bundled up and frustrated that I was in mittens and could not pick up anything, and just looking at the snow. I did that today for a while as the sun peeked out, and just watched the sparkle of the snow for a few minutes. Then I walked on and of course Luna wanted to play Frisbee.

At this point you may think I am a little crazy for stopping, but as I did it just felt good to center. As I did, I just enjoyed the moments a little, and I smiled. Not because of anything more than noticing things many people tend to overlook. There I was, in the moment, wondering what would happen next, but nothing did, and it was great! All I am suggesting is that maybe we should see the world through a child’s eyes, with innocent curiosity instead of loosing ourselves to just how busy we are all the time.

Perhaps a part of this was sparked from a script I found in older files I had written for a short story called “The Chair”. I never filed the story, nor did I publish it, but suffice it to say the story highlights how the world can be different in a child’s eyes.

So as the sun sets on another day, make a wish, dream a dream, and make it a dream where you notice the little things. A dream where maybe there are no little things and in the end, maybe the world will seem amazing all the time, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh a lot…


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