Saturday, September 11, 2010
Cattails and Yellow Flowers - and Peace
Arches 140# CP
There was a definite chill in the air last night when we picked up the grands - so much so that even my granddaughter was happy to borrow a sweatshirt! After we took them to dinner, Emily read to me -- READ!! at 6 years old - brought tears to my eyes! We spent a bit of time at the park as well-- climbing, running, walking, picking leaves that have already changed color. Though there fast becoming more and more yellow trees - the poplars and sycamores in particular, here and there a maple has already turned red.
In the parking lot of my local library, the water retention area is chock-full of cattails in their chocolate-brown glory - and yellow "ditch daisies' brighten up the rocks and greens.
Today I'd like to offer this view in peace as the world remembers the US tragedy of 9/11.
We'll spend the day with the grands while my son raises funds for his injured friend, and the world over will be remembering a terrible day of incredible sadness ... and yet there are so many more incidences of kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness -- that each of us through our daily acts and relationships can bring this good, good earth a measure of peace and of love ...
May each one of us decide to do that very thing, especially today ....