Photos by Katelon T. Jeffereys
You can look at this sculpture and photo in many ways. One way is just to see the sculpture as it is….empty in the middle, a frame of a heart. Sometimes it feels like that in our hearts doesn’t it? Loneliness, the end of a relationship, the death or estrangement of a loved one, the end of a job or leaving a home behind, life contains lots of these experiences. And yet, if you look through this sculpture, you see it contains lots of life….plants, trees, grass, a lake, pathways. Even during those hard times, if we change our perception, we can still see and feel LIFE, BEAUTY, vibrant options that nourish us even now and vibrant options that offer new growth opportunities.
Even when skies are gray and rain is coming down….their are love and beauty to be found.
Even among the weeds and detritus on our path…..there is love!
If we open our eyes and expand our view, not just looking straight ahead, but all around…..love is there, stacked up, ready to receive, ready to revive us and return us to balance and the knowingness that love exists and is available to us when we open to it.
On my walk this last weekend, I stopped to see a tiny spider, hanging by an invisible strand of web…just hanging there in the middle of the path at eye level. I stopped to interact and made sure that when I moved forward, I didn’t break that strand. Later on, I was mesmerized by 3 small black butterflies swirling around each other as they flew, seemingly dancing together. I watched for awhile. Meanwhile, a Mother and daughter walked by, so intent on their aerobic agenda, looking straight ahead, that they didn’t notice this dance going on right next to them. Their version of love might have been enjoying their exercise and their conversation…..and they didn’t notice the butterflies or me. But there we all were, finding love, experiencing love.
I appreciate you for taking the time to read my blog. I’m sending love out to you through these words and through the energy I send out!