Whew, let me tell you when I stepped out on the porch, I stepped into a sauna, and that was in the dark, too. Sitting here doing nothing more than moving my fingers to journal and read, I’m sweating. For a bit, clouds scudded across the Halloween moon that showed through the fork in the pecan tree. Now the moon is this big yellow ball right smack through the tree fork, like something out of a movie. The crickets and cicadas are making a agitated cacophony, and breeze is blowing high in the trees. Summer’s gripping and Fall’s pushing hard. I’m grateful for being in the midst of it all just now.
The focusing, the paying attention is good this minute, because when I awoke I was in the midst of a bunch of regrets. I’m reminded of the Satchel Paige quote: “Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.” The paying attention to this moment helps anchor me in today. This moment and place is all any of us have at any minute. When you think of it like that, suddenly it seems holy. Certainly not to be missed.
I’m awfully glad I didn’t miss that big moon going down! Did any of you see it? Just think, we’re looking at the same moon.