Beauty. That moment we catch our breath, replacing the air in our lungs with the wonder of what stands before us.That feeling of awe that speaks to a place deep in our soul, stirring us, telling us that there is so much more. That momentary feeling that all is well as it cozily wraps our heart in warmth and comforts us. The arrow that strikes as we realize it is temporary. The poignant longing as the moment slips away.
I think we have all experienced these moments at some point in our lives. Whether it is the beauty of a child being born, an incredible sunset, the touch of a lover’s lips for the first time, the feeble hand-hold of a parent as they slip into eternity. These moments are rare, but they are all so beautiful. They create a longing within. They make us reach for more. They make us realize our humanity and our connection to everything around us.
This weekend was moment after beautiful moment for me. Moments where friends spoke truth and life to me. Moments where the pain wore off and the light shone through. Moments where I knew that “all is well”. The tranquility of nature, the laughter of friends, the sound of “I love you” from my children, and the peace that comes from knowing I am exactly where I need to be in this moment.
Beauty. The perfect combination of passion and peace, like water and a rock, a life led is a life with serenity and power. I know this moment will pass, but even in the longing for it to remain, there is a special kind of beauty
There is no longer any need to be more. There is no need to do more. Things may not look as I thought they would, but it is exactly what it is supposed to be. I am exactly as I am meant to be in this moment. I am grateful for the life I lead, and happy that my choices so far have brought me to this point. I can rest, knowing that all is well.
Happy Monday, my beautiful friends!