I began writing in my paper journal again, if 2 days in a row constitutes ‘again’. Like this blog, and my entries into it, I have been writing somewhat sporadically in my journal(s) of late. Don’t know why particularly, just have. Todays journal entry brought me here.
What sparked this particular blog post was the sun, that beautiful yellow orb that rises most days and brightens our lives. I say most days because although it certainly comes up every day (wouldn’t that be a bummer if it didn’t) we here in the beautiful Kootenays of southern BC don’t necessarily get to see it. We don’t always get to witness awe inspiring sunrises and feel the warmth on our faces. Today is such a day, the sun has shown it’s face.
I’m sitting here on the couch, beside the east facing windows. That yellow thing is shining through the glass, brightly now as its fully crested the mountains opposite us. The warmth is striking not only my face but is soaking into my spirit, melting away some of those doldrums that so often take hold of us. It inspires me, it takes me away and back to earlier times where I could sit outside on the deck and bask in it’s glory. It’s giving me flashbacks.
It was only months ago mind you but that time will soon be here again, Spring, a time of rebirth and freshening, not only of the land but of our spirits. A time of new beginnings.
But hey, I don’t want to rush away from this time, the present. To do so would be unfair and not keeping with good practice. I have learned that I must enjoy the present, be in the moment, this time happens only once.
“You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future”
I’m not sure who wrote that but it pretty well sums it up.
So I will enjoy the sun now, I will appreciate the day and what it brings while remembering the good times. Those good times will come again. I will be back outside, perhaps lamenting the heat, but taking solace in the shade with a cool drink. I may have flashbacks then too, but for now I will enjoy now. The past is gone and the future will be here soon enough.