Friday, July 3, 2015
Contrast is everything . . .
This morning it was sunny, with cool little breezes, so I went out onto the deck with a journal (thanks to my sister for having sent it to me years ago -- it's perfect for right now) and a cup of coffee.
I watched a couple of rabbits work the yard. A doe and her fawn munched on salal, not minding my presence a bit. Juvenile bald eagles soared and cried out to their parents for food. And, because the deck floor is the ceiling above the juncos' nest, I could hear the vibratory wings of baby birds in the nest when mom or dad would arrive with food.
And once again (since the 20th or so of June) I realize how the stress has disappeared. How I feel happier (novel concept) and don't wake up in the night worrying about what has to be done right now or what I said or did when I was twelve. No life-rehashing. No fretting about the future. It's just a daily thing, enjoying every moment in the present. Who knew feeling "normal" would feel so good?
Anyway, this is what I saw when I sat outside this morning. Taken with a cellphone. Tweaked in a cellphone using Snapseed. Tweaked in Photoshop later using Topaz. Totally awful. But perfectly reflecting the moment. Life is good.
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