about now

I feel like I'm living life in moments. I think this is good. I feel I am being ever present in each moment (though always I need to practice this more and more).
While I was driving to a friends house, I noticed a man leant over a rail with his horse beside him. I imagined him having a most wonderful conversation with his dear and loved horse, and the horse just nibbling on grass and not paying too much attention to the ramblings of a human - or perhaps loving his man spending just time hanging over the railing talking to him.
I saw the sun shining through the blossoms of a peach tree that was in full glorious bloom. The pink blossoms were glowing.
The moon as a slip in the sky. The kids say its the Cheshire cats's smile. We watch her slinking down behind the trees.
The taste of salty buttery popcorn for afternoon tea. And the bitter last sip of my green tea, gone cold with neglect.
Sam asleep as the kitchen table, his head in his hand. His elbow resting on the table. The table that I love so much. That we recused from the mud underneath our old house in Brisbane and took the linoleum top off to discover beautiful golden timber underneath. A perfect kitchen table.
The quietness of a cat cleaning itself, and sharing the space with us.
The stillness of the kids asleep in their bunk beds - mere metres away from where I sit
The strong intense wind blowing through the trees up on the hill.
The scent of jasmine in a vase on my table. Taken from my friends fence today - a scentual reminder of our wedding day; where our flower girl wore jasmine in her glowing red hair and was so happy to be a flower girl. 8 years ago before my babies were born.
Walking with my dad through the forest track, measuring the distance for the electricity to be laid. Talking at the dinner table tonight, that in one week we will have electricity connected - after more than 20 months living with no electricity at all. What a funny thought - will it change life that much for us.

These are some of the moments that I lived today.
What about you - what were your moments today?
Did you watch a bird in your garden, or the moon in the sky?
Did it rain or did the sun skins on a glorious day?
ellie5 Comments