Daily, fluttering in and amid fears and stresses, hopes and delights, ephemeral moments whisper breathlessly of exquisite…
Easily missed scenes…quick as a shutter click…
A shimmer in darkened clouds…
A stage-set, intoxicating and back-lit by Heaven’s Hand…
…woven with varicolored threads, softly spelling out in sun and shadow —
I began just two days before daylight savings time change. Trekking the 25-minute early morning drive in that oh so lengthy rush hour traffic — traffic I anything but relish these next few weeks. Wheel-gripping across the city under pitch black, Niagara-pouring skies. Unable to think of anything but getting there in one piece. Water-skimming — one prayer cry a second! — on this fun-house mirror thoroughfare.
Yesterday, freed up by the dazzle of sunshine, I found myself following that road, seatbelted in with so many other pressing cares and what am I going to do worries…when suddenly I SAW it. The road before me – now a lovely ribbon of silver, necklaced between strands of rolling green knolls wooded and ablaze in ambers and gold… glowing… in splendorous movie tone light. Light dancing, here, there, like a loving hand moving to touch benediction on this land, on my head. Strength and hope to my ever beauty-thirsting soul.
“For you. ” I heard then. “Don’t let it pass you by…”
I almost had.
Thank you for letting me live in a place of such loveliness, I breathed then. Thinking how under usual routine, I would not be here, on this road, in this split-moment morning light spectacular. And another thought flitted amazement —
How had I thought this road strictly industrial…never recognized all the natural woodlands still here on this stretch through business and beauty?
let’s take a scavenger hunt for exquisite in everyday ordinary! 🙂
© Pam Depoyan
© photos: mine