Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My little brain

Sometimes, the limitations of my mind are quite frustrating. 

There is so much in the world that is amazing and beautiful, and there is no way I can make even the limited amounts of things I see stick. 

Here are some examples of things I saw today. They were just brief moments of beauty in the day. 

This year, the fall is the prettiest that I've seen here. Somewhere, I saw a beautiful red tree. There is a soft golden cast over many trees in town and on the train line. 

From the train this afternoon, the end of the sunset was beautiful over the sea. And the edges of Rishiri floated in the distance like a dream. But it was too faint for me to capture (I'm not even sure the camera was pointing the right way). 

Tonight, as I walked to the glasses shop, I saw half of a brilliantly red moon. 

Then, as I was walking home, I heard the tremendous squawking of swans. I looked up, and a wedge of swans was soaring overhead. Their white bodies were bright against the black sky, and it was just breathtaking. 

I just wish I could sear all the beautiful moments into my mind. Know what I mean?

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Yes yes yes---a thousand times YES! I know what you mean!! There is so much beauty and so many memorable conversations or comments---and NO way to keep them all in the front of my mind. Guess that's where living in the present comes in---fully experiencing each moment as we travel through it. Thanks for sharing your perspective, Elizabeth.