What is it that attracts us to something, in this case, was it the bird emerging from the tall grass, perhaps it was the grass itself, wait, could it be the unknown at the bottom of the picture, lying in wait to be discovered. who knows what it is that draws us to an area, an object, or a landscape. I have a house full of “things” that have found their way home with me. Some I just had to have, and they fit perfectly where I thought I wanted them…………………….. and then……………………they were forgotten.
Meet Chester, he is not a thing, he is a dog I met in the park. Rather taken with him, he was so like my Canaille (Porti).. I sat down and had a good chin wag with him. I enjoyed my conversation with him immensely, he nodded at the right times, acknowledged my banter… it was a fun meeting… and then we each went about our business. I did take his picture though, so i could remember my visit with him.
This geisha is in our garden, bet you can’t find her, unless you just really wander all the grounds and look under bushes and overgrown vines. You can see when she got home with me, she was given a place from where she could view and be viewed. Time moves along, our moments change, our lives keep moving forward and the “things” we so “wanted”, “enjoyed” their moments passed too. If they were left outside, nature welcomed them into its fold. If inside, they were likely soon coated in a mantle of dust and neglect. Or see, when daily chores were being done, but no longer recognized as a “treasure”
PL Precept # 16 All things progress and develop
PL Precept #18 Each Moment is a turning point
I now try harder every day, to simplify my life. I’m rediscovering treasures, and letting them go. I enjoyed and lived my “happy”, when we live in the moment, that is what life is like…. we live each moment, treasuring what we find, there is a saying, for each moment you spend being sad, you are missing a moment of “happy” that might not be it, word for word, but you get the idea,
Have a sun filled day!
Chester is a labra-doodle
Canaille not shown, is a Porti (Portuguese Water Dog)