Thursday, April 21, 2011

Trying to Be Thoughtful in the First Brights of Dawn

I am thinking, or trying to think, about all the
Imponderables for which we have
No answers, yet endless interest all the
Range of our lives, and it’s
Good for the head not doubt to undertake such
Excuse me now, please; it’s morning, heavenly bright,
And my irrepressible heart begs me to hurry on
Into the next exquisite moment.

I am trying to be thoughtful here too this morning, this afternoon, this dusk. But what would happen if I, or if you, were to simply let go of the lists, the thoughts, the judgments, the work to get things done.  What is the worse that could happen?

The work would stop and the forests would come back? The fish would jump once again in the ocean?  The children would croon with delight of so many grandparents.

I have no idea if my focus in this life is of any merit compared to the pair of Scarlet Macaws that flew below me this morning.

So I guess that perhaps there is nothing but the heart to follow in the moment – and God help us have the courage to travel the path where this leads us.

What exquisite moments do you hope to encounter today?

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm.... Exquisite moments need not necessarily be Imponderable and sometimes the work and the lists are what lead to those Exquisite moments! Great to dream, better to make the dreams come true and to live in them, if even for 12 days..... Your focus in this life is what will keep the Scarlet Macaws flying below you each morning.

    With Love,