Monday, May 17, 2010

Awe Is What Moves Us Forward

The divine manifestation is ubiquitous,
only our eyes are not open to it . . .
Awe is what moves us forward.

~Joseph Campbell

Of Note: Human psychology is such that without pain there is no gain. We all think that life would be so much better if hardship would disappear and leave only beauty in its place. Not so. Think about it. How would we know beauty without its contrast? How we we know Truth without its opposite? Earth is the school of duality from which we must graduate. We don't know why. Yet. But when the revelation comes, bet it is going to be awesome.

Today's Weather Report: It's in the 70's Fahrenheit. I know that because it feels neither hot or cold. Perfect sleeveless shirt weather. Yesterday, I mowed for four hours and the temps were in the 70's as well. It is predicted that the sun will shine, and these temperatures will continue for the next week. Perennials are cropping up everywhere, and because no deer are around to eat them thanks to the wolves and the dogs, they are particularly abundant. Some I've never seen. Forgot I planted them, actually. In the past much to my chagrin, night-time foraging deer had mowed many plants to the ground. This photo was shot from our dock one summer evening in 2007. It still fills me with a sense of awe.