The bigger this all feels the smaller I need to make it. I breathe in slow motion moments. Focusing on the few feet in front of me. All I can touch, all I can smell. Reining myself back when my mind gallops away.
Today, through my window in Cornwall, that meant huddling in the awe of a heart caressing dawn hearing the almost ear bursting song of a blackbird. It meant feeling stunned and silenced by a rare sunrise rainbow in an undisturbed sky that almost dances and rejoices in this time.
Being right there in the moment today also meant the joy of seeing my lovely neighbours feeling so much better and back in the world, despite a worrying week to wait for their covid19 test results to arrive. I see them giggling with their dog on a newly built “love seat” that offers wondrous positional choice. Before then hanging out windows banging Thursday night pans in regular gratitude for the glorious National Health Service of this land.
It means then calmly ending this day with a sunset spider through my window spinning its very next move, showing me the way. Right there. Right now. Letting me know how new webs can so effortlessly and beautifully abound…?
Debbie Geraghty is a passionate advocate for creativity and equality. An introduction to her activities is available here.