Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Blessings in a view

Summer's on its way, and so we're starting to get the low low tides in the daytime; it's always a temptation to walk out into the tide flats and see what treats we can find -- an old glass bottle, or a moonsnail shell, a giant crab or a gathering of starfish...

It's also lovely to sit on the deck, or in the living room, and just look out over the view. But this week I don't get to do any of those things, as we're getting ready for a MAJOR party and doing a lot of moving inside to create a space that works for everyone and gives everyone the privacy they need.

But it is lovely, every once in a while, to just stop, look up, and breathe; to remember that this is the view that brought us here, and this is the view that's inspiring the party, and that all of it -- the color, the air, the sound of the gulls and the scent of the seaweed -- is all an incredible gift; a blessing meant to be shared.

Okey-doke: off to work!


Maureen said...

What a wonderful, full-of-joy post.

Have fun at that major party (I know you will)!

Joyce Wycoff said...

Diane ... love your peaceful view and hope your party is full of love and joy.