If we but mirror
would we not be
beautiful in all ways?
Photography/ “Symmetry”/ October 2017©AmyRose
[Photograph captured in Chestnut Ridge County Park, NY]
I walked in the pouring rain on Sunday. Three times I was told I was nuts to be out in weather like that. Three times I threw my head back and laughed and said then it is nuts I am because I LOVE being out in the rain. I heard those who told me I was nuts, laugh and admit they too loved the rain.
Returning to my car after a vigorous walk, my thoughts began to dip into unhappy, missing terribly those who I’ve recently lost. My thoughts were on my Mom and how I wished she was still here to see the Fall Colors that she Loved so much. Even surrounded by all this Glory I felt my emotions dip into “dangerous territory”.
A falling leaf then gently danced on my face before falling to the ground. Startled, I instantly knew in that moment it was my best friend chiding me for feeling blue when surrounded by such Beauty. I “heard” him saying … stop this nonsense and get back to living!
When he was in this realm of existence, there had been a time he was despondent over a very good friend’s demise. It took me a while but I finally convinced him that his friend would not want him to feel so low. You could say my best friend was just repaying me a favor somewhat with the touch of that leaf. Thank you, friend. (smile)
And so with a shake of my head I bid adieu to my reverie and smiled hugely. Life is for the living and besides, with him watching out for me and still giving me a lecture what more could I ask for? Oh yes the tears still do come and will probably for a long time, yet the Lesson here is not to stay immersed in those tears but to find the Happy in life and stay there.
Someone once told me happy was not possible to experience in this realm. I however, disagree. Happy is a state of Mind that you choose to experience even when tripping over minefields of pain.
Though I have a rain sleeve for my Canon I decided against the “hassle” of bringing my Canon with me that day. Good thing that I made that decision because it really poured! Instead I used my Samsung phone and shot so many images that my battery went dead. Huh. How do ya like that?