Three things brought this art to fruition in the last couple weeks:
- The supermoon/blood moon/ eclipse–It was so beautiful! Being someone who chooses to live in a vacuum of news I just happened to come across someone’s facebook post or we would have missed it all together. But I ended up going out and checking on it sporadically all night to see it’s different phases. I considered how we knew what was going on scientifically, but how such an occurrence would have affected people even a couple hundred years ago and the stories that would have come from it. Although I enjoy science very much, sometimes it bugs me that science takes away the magic, wonder, and awe of the design of our world–although in other ways it adds to it I guess as well.
- The spiders are CRAZY busy this fall. We had a big wolf spider build a web that hung from our basketball hoop and was literally 3 feet in diameter. We happened to park directly under it just as she was finishing up. Our family stood there and stared into apparently nothing watching her construct the most beautiful and intricate and delicate finery I have ever witnessed. I am sure our neighbors thought we were nuts, but we were mesmerized by the spider’s instincts and skills. And of course the web was gone the next day.
- Then I ran across this thought/quote. I forget where–I don’t think I came up with this. But I love the visual of LIMPING through a day vs. dancing to the full potential of the current day. The moon and the spider web are two examples of living to full potential without worry for the next day. Enjoying the moment, the now. That isn’t always possible but when it is–it always makes an impact.
I never remember the time I spent sitting and worrying. Or complaining. And if I do remember it isn’t fondly! I would love to limit that time, and invest more time into this day alone. Just this one. Not the next, not the past–can’t do anything about that anyway–but now. Let’s see how I do…