Instructions for living a life. Pay attention, Be astonished. Tell about it.
A stunning quote from Mary Oliver.
Odd that we might require instruction to tell us how to live our own lives.
But sometimes we do.
It’s not always a matter of “just add water, mix, bake, to have a life fulfilled, enjoyed, lived.
I’m reminding myself of this today, now, here.
Finding myself nodding in agreement without listening, wandering off into the forest of the brain, mentally writing to do lists, tending to the unlimited amount of details plummeting like hail into our conversations daily, I’m learning to…
Pay attention to those moments of bliss, grace, and peace.
They won’t come plastered over a neon flashing sign, sticking up at the corner of the eye, they’re subtle…small, almost invisible at times.
But they count.
I don’t have to play it cool, to be the one who’s seen it all, done it before, is not impressed.
I’m not like that.
I’m in love with what it is I see around me, looking for the good, the kind, the moments of bliss.
That’s keeping me happy.
Tell about it.
I’m a photographer, and a blogger, I need to, I am, I must.
Share my work, share how I see the world around me, to be whom I’m meant to be.
I know that this is intrinsically a part of me.
Sometimes the thought that I’ve want to quit blogging, comes into my mind.
It’s hard at times, time-consuming, sapping, to come up with something worth writing about, when it would be easier to punch keys, accumulate words, paste in a pretty picture instead.
It can drain you of your creativity.
Or alternatively it can start you on a journey of wonderment, amazement, friendship, and exploration.
So pay attention I tell myself.
To those moments that astonish you, and tell about it.