65 Million years ago this was a creature living in the
waters off what is now called Morocco. Today it found its way into the hands of
an old Irish fossil, living in Florida.
The enormity of the situation wasn’t lost on me and truly
gave me pause to ponder about how as humans we live our lives as if we are the
most important creatures ever to have lived on the planet and yet human
existence in itself is barely noticeable on the true timeline of the planet.
And so, I wanted to give you pause for a moment and entice
you to think about how you are treating this day of yours and whether perhaps
the significance is not so much in what we leave behind us, but the love and
kindness we share with others while we are here.
… just a thought!
Breathe it all in and make the most of your “now”.
Sunrise is the promise of a new day. It can add a bit of
optimism into your life, help heal a past wound, or even just give your heart
some respite from a recent beating. With my Mom passing yesterday, this sunrise
was all of the above for me.
I lit a candle to her and had a little chat as the sky burst
into flames to celebrate her life. She was a wonderful woman and (as my Dad
also) was a huge inspiration in my nature photography for the past number of
years. The natural world when you open your heart to it, is a wonderful
reminder that death is just a part of life and should not be feared. But
rather, life should be celebrated.
I felt she was there with me in some fashion this morning
and so I just wanted to share the view with a few special people that would
appreciate it …
There is a wonderful moment that occurs just before sunrise
each day, when the horizon begins to define and the day seems open to endless
As I stood by the lake this morning, lost in such thought, I
realized that no matter how singular we may think we are in our moment, there
are always others sharing the same hopes for their own new day.
Enjoy your day and may it bring some wonderful moments along