How many times have I fallen short in my attempts to “save the world”? Never feeling that I have made a dent in the grand scheme of things.
Last night I spied a teeny tiny spider crawling along the floor where I was standing. Reaching down I escorted her to a piece of tissue and placed her outside.
The gesture was far from “grandiose” yet I felt a slight shift in the web of life for the good.
Recently I came upon this poem that so resonated with me...
"Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue." ~ Martha Postlewaite ~ Clearing
After reading it I wrote the following...
I had been walking for a long time in the dense forest. Mosses and ferns lined my path and together we enjoyed the coolness that the tree people offered. Stopping to catch my breath, I pulled out my camera and snapped this photo not knowing how profound it would be to me.
There was a sunlit clearing in front of me…soon I would be walking out of the darkness into the light. Stepping thru the opening my vision radiated in all directions and everything was clear!
I recognized that over the years, as I had meandered along trails through forests and scenic places communing with Nature and capturing photographic images, my “song” was being written!
Now my “cupped hands” greet my camera that is infused with my love of nature and the words she gives me. Together they allow me to "sing the song that is my life" and lovingly share it with the world.
What a glorious, harmonious day it will be when we ALL come together offering our songs to “this World so worth of rescue”! ~ Love, Sophia
Go Outside! Nature she is calling You!!