Last night was clear with minimal clouds. The moon was framed in the branches of our gigantic walnut tree and there were a few bright stars out as well. You can see one to the left in the photo. By the time I decided to play with the camera, a ring showed up around the moon and the air started to feel damp. I like noticing these things. I like feeling connected to my surroundings. The weather got quite warm and the sun was out yesterday in the late afternoon. I hopped in our hammock swing, kicked my shoes off and let my bare feet touch the cool earth.
I had a quiet day, doesn’t happen very often. Both of the kids were gone and Frank was out in the woods. There were several things I needed to catch up on around here. But instead, I found myself distracted. Luckily, that passed quickly and I was able to get back on task.
This evening, someone I know is offering yet another Restorative Yoga class. I’m going. I need it as prep for the holiday.
Risk-taking, trust and serendipity are key ingredients of joy. Without risk, nothing new ever happens. Without trust, fear creeps in. Without serendipity, there are no surprises. -Rita Golden-Gelman, Tales of a Female Nomad