Today we went to sit, at the Mother's Day spot.
I took the new book I'm reading, but then left it in the car, knowing I'd be too distracted to read.
I'd also brought a length of the soft, fine green yarn that I've been finger crocheting recently.
I took that out with me, knowing that's what I needed to do.
This was part of the view, where I sat crocheting out the green...out onto the beautiful breeze,
thinking on Old Man Crow, thinking on Jude's 'man'...other men who are not well at the time.
I meditated on them, held them in my heart, in my working hands.
Then I noticed a wonderful site...
Can you see it?
Can you see the Heart?
I had to tweak this photo so it would show what our eyes easily saw.
A sky heart
A sky heart for all of us...
those who are ill, or struggling, or sad or filled with joy...
those who love.
It was the most peaceful time spent chatting a bit with J. and feeling the lovely breeze on my face...a time of looking for & listening to & identifying birds
crows, mocking birds, scrub jays
My hands worked silently, knowing this rhythm well.
As I sat and worked, I glanced here and there. My eyes fell to these leaves below and I thought I like brown too. look at how the light catches in some places, look at the shades of brown...for there are always 'shades' of color...always light within the darker tones. I had been at Sandy Gilreath's place earlier (traveled to from her comment left somewhere!) and was reminded of a green and brown quilt I began for my EX, back in 1979 and finished within the year by a dear friend, when I had moved away and could not do the finishing on my own. She reminded me how I do like Brown, still...yet, blues and greens seem to come to the forefront so much more. this led to the thought of how colors are assigned 'good' and 'bad' qualities in the world. But, that is a long thought for another day. Today, just the beautiful shades of brown side-by-side with some green filled me up.
One black shoe, with the gate wire run through it to keep it there.
I chuckled to myself imagining the one who lost it (did they hop home?) and the one who found it (How do I keep this shoe balanced here? Oh look, some wire!)
May you share what you love, who you love, how you love
May you hold the love of others, deeply and gently in your heart
May you be well in love
Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2021