|Life: An Evolving Adventure||
It's a dark and stormy afternoon and that somehow matches my mood. Can't have unrelenting sunshine, I guess, even in Florida. We used to refer to the rain as "liquid sunshine" when I was a kid. I remember being fascinated with rain because you could be standing on one side of the street in the rain, while on the other side, it remained dry and sunny. Sometimes there was even a clear line of demarcation between the two, as if clouds had edges beyond which they could not venture. It could also be raining quite hard with no visible clouds and the sun shining brightly, which tended to produce some lovely rainbows. That was one of many interesting observations: such as the fact that you couldn't "smoke" cattails, shells in a mound usually had the unbroken ones on the bottom, the wind changes direction from offshore to onshore at some point in the late afternoon and often stops altogether at sunset. I remember having infinite patience as I waited for wildlife to reveal secrets to me, finding they did so only after I had achieved such stillness as to blend completely into the background. I now wonder where that patience disappeared to, and when it vanished?
Today is awash in the sorrow of remembrance -- in photographs, words, music and vivid memories. There are so many stories, so many lives touched -- those lost, those surviving, those becoming heroes, and the ones who attempt the impossible: to take the tragedy and transmute the horror and fear into some kind of understanding, meaning, tribute to human courage. It is my hope that from the devastation, the loss of life, the horror of terror touching US soil in such a shattering way, there can eventually shine a healing light. And, even more, a sense of peace and consolation and hope for new beginnings. A phoenix rising from the ashes...
I am a singer, a writer, a craftswoman, a student of life and of Spirit, a wife, a friend, an inquisitive adventurer on the learning path. Seeking, sensing, sifting and now connecting! Please join the fun by leaving a comment or passing on a favorite post via your social network. As you can tell from the category list, my interests are varied and somewhat eclectic. I am seeking all that brings joy & excitement to life, purpose & passion to our daily round. I am curious about pretty much everything.