A Moment of Perspective


The heat and humidity didn’t make the day any better. Although some plants thrive, others struggle–much like the fauna in our world, as well.

During the day, the crack of fireworks popping breaks the stillness, and reminds me of what truly matters and how rabbit-holes engulf the unsuspecting.

As long as there is still light to illuminate, choosing to find and follow that light is an imperative in one’s own well-being. Noise and flash produce those momentary drives intent on derailing whoever follows for the gain of others–merely another shell game. Until…my spray of refreshing water before nightfall on the portulaca blossoms offer me the curiosity and wisdom in this new mantis’ greeting. Be still. Listen to Everything, especially your soul.

By jjillgallery

Quietly seeking to meet Trust wherever Life leads, I understand service as key to gratitude and balance. Freshwater woodlands evoke the most serenity in me wherever they're found. I've shared space & time on terrain of my Ligurian and Oscan ancestors, feeling their souls guiding me, especially in silent contemplation. Today, after over thirty years of engagement in programs for children, secondary, university and adult learning, the gifts life brings on Long Island's Matinecock-Algonquin earth, I try to give & receive with grace.

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