I pointed out to you the stars (the moon)
and all you saw was the tip of my finger.
Sukuma ( Tanzania )
(The post below could be residual effects of the Facebook Positivity Challenge).
The above quote was recited at the beginning of my yoga class this morning during meditation. Before you think I am getting all yogi or really weird, please think about it.
It is so meaty it stuck to my ribs.
To me, this doesn’t mean look far away into the future, but look past my nose-tip. Open my eyes, silly. See something, anything!
So many time I move robotically through my day handling routine tasks with less than moderate enthusiasm failing to recognize anything meaningful or beautiful or sweet. By then, the day has slipped away.
[Conversation with myself]
"It is icy cold here today."
"Though, guess what?"
"The sky is the most amazing shade of blue. Almost summer blue. It’s as simple as a warmer coat, scarf, and maybe some ear warmers. You could stay inside all warm and cozy, read a little, and do your work. But, nah! What’s a little cold weather between friends anyway?"
Let’s see the stars today.