Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Be still and know simple pleasures...

One of many breathtaking sunsets from my Wheatbelt backyard in Australia - a simple pleasure.

This afternoon I was lying on my back next to Jasper (my rescued greyhound). There was a warm breeze, and gentle light filtering through trees and bushes creating patterns across our shady patch on the lawn. That would have been enough for me, but then I spotted an orange butterfly. She was savouring the pollen in a Jasmine flower. When she'd had her fill she flew to just above my face and hovered for a second or two. I could almost have touched her. An involuntary sigh of pleasure caught me by surprise. Beauty can do that. And this thought came to me - What if I hadn't taken this moment to be still?

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