"Let's have a merry journey, and shout about how light is good and dark is not. What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves. "NOW thyself" is more important than "Know thyself." Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. We think that somewhere there are going to be green pastures. It's crazy. Heaven is nothing but a grand, monumental instance of future. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful." ~ Mel Brooks
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Today we made our Nature table for this glorious season of Spring and Early Summer. We lived the day feeling this quote within our hearts.......
"And forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." ~ Kahlil Gibran
We wore bare feet ALL day, adorned our nails with a new color of polish, and felt the wind in our hair! It was wonderful. Charlotte and I each held a basket, I the scissors, and off we went to bring the wonders of this season into our home and on our Nature table. We quietly trimmed, and placed, organized, and found all the little things that have made our table and delight.
Charlotte immediately took to playing with all the rocks, a little turtle, a clay cardinal and a little woolen gnome. Creating her world through her imagination. It was such a joy to watch. I'm lucky that I was able to sneak a few stares to soak it all in.
I've learned a lot from my two year old this week. How important it is to live in the moment. Forget the dishes. Forget the wash. It will still be there. But those little moments that occur when you are able to catch a glimpse of that raw power of a child.......it is MAGICAL!!! The wonder. The squeals of sheer happiness. The free giggles with no expectation except to just........feel. Experience. Love. Live!
The life of a two year old is grand. I'm so lucky to be in the space that I'm in to enjoy every moment (God willing) and be reminded that this little creation of mine has the will and the way to create her best life......without even knowing it. Thankfully I will be there to help her remember should she forget.
Peace of the running wave to you ~