I awoke this morning to a landscape of sparkling snow jewels. The world was transformed overnight into a luminous, refreshing field of white. As I drove my two precious children Amanda and Matthew to school, we decide to take the back streets to school to admire the beauty of the new fallen snow. My daughter asked me to open the sunroof to view the snow laden limbs bowing to the street and we were overwhelmed by the majesty around us.
We arrived at school and my son and I were excited to be reading a poetry duet to his classmates. The reading was wonderful and afterward I reflected back on my 5th grade year and how anxious I would have been and fortunate it was that my son was calm and enjoyed the reading.
I left school with a smile and headed to the market. As I walked the isles I was dumb struck by the abundance all around and was taken by the artistry of the produce manager as he arranged a tapestry of fruits and vegetables at the D&W Market on Parkview. I watched as he placed each vegetable and was take by the rainbow of color. I imagined the breaking of each seed from the soil and the plants basking in warm sun, ripening, being harvested and finally sharing their beauty with me in this moment on a cold February day in Michigan.
What a wonder filled day it has been and its only 9 am. As I leave the store I take a few moments in my car to open heart/mind to the peace and joy within and around me. I take a few slow breaths relax into the silence of my heart and enjoy the moment of luminous being.