Most nights this week, I've climbed the stairs to my bedroom and been dazzled by this orange hue streaming through the upstairs window. Each of those nights, i stopped and looked but never captured it. Tonight, I did.
It was like the whole garden was on fire. The trees, the leaves, the grass was lit up by this luminous glow, that literally made me stare in awe. I actually took only four pictures, and uploaded them earlier and touched them up. However, these ones above are the originals..I like them better. They show the moment just how it was. Indescribable.
Such a simple moment on a simple Friday night. All week has been late nights at rehearsals or sport or study, and tonight i have stepped back and breathed for a bit.
I think so many days, we spend a lot of time aiming high and looking for big exciting moments. With all the time searching for these moments, we miss the simple. We miss what is right in front of our eyes. We over-look going home to a whole family, to a home, to another night, and another fiery sunset. I think we spend so much time looking for fragments of imperfections within our own lives that we forget what really is good, what really is amazing. And it’s easy to forget, yes, it is.
But then again, it’s so easy to remember, too.
I am so lucky.