Monday, November 24, 2008

what a great place i live in

I may not have mentioned that my mind has been a bit confused for the past few days. In my mind, it feels like spring--a time to clear out the cobwebs, to organize and tidy up, and to revel in the lightness that is spring. Yes, there have been some moments of winter, but that is spring--a time to move from the dark coldness in the depths of winter toward the warm sunny days of summer.

While my mind feels spring, my eyes and all of my senses were convinced today that it is autumn. Earlier today, I drove north on the Legacy Parkway. I know it was a controversial highway project, but I can't help myself--I drive it every chance I get. It takes me through areas I never knew existed--marshes and wetlands, and also opens beautiful new mountain views, so many desert colors in the marshes, and textures I only see in a marsh or wetland, and because the speed limit is 55 mph, I have time to soak it all in as I drive.

I realize that if it is autumn today, it will be winter before too long, but as I drove, inhaling so much beauty with my eyes that my heart ached, I could only hope I had saved this day somewhere in my mind where I can find it and remember it when the cold dark days and nights of winter surround.

1 comment:

Lisa B. said...

Beautiful post and a very good hope.