3.12.13

DAY 365+128

effortlessly

This is my Photo-Heart Connection of November. When I took the photos of that pond I was trying to capture the wonderful reflections (the day was perfectly clear after the first rains and the atmosphere was limpid), but I took some of the frogs almost by chance.

Truth be told, usually I don´t like frogs very much, I can see they can have certain charm with their squat bodies and their long hind legs but they also inspire me some undefined fear (as many other amphibians and reptiles). However, when I was examining my images of November this one caught my eye, it seemed to me not only beautiful and delightful but inspiring.

How would be to enjoy life that way?. How would be to be able to appreciate the sun when it shines and don´t waste time complaining about what happened before?. How would be to welcome what we meet along our path and go with the flow?. How would be to make the most of what life offers us and do not reject our gifts?, How would be to be strong enough -wise enough- to expect nothing and embrace everything?. How would be to know the secret to experience the present moment as a blessing, as a lesson, as a mystery?...

I don´t know exactly. I still am on my way to that destination. But I can glimpse a sense of peace while looking at these clever -nearly lovely- frogs.

4 comments:

Barbara Schwartz said...

It's a great goal! I love that little frog doing what a frog does and changing your view from the mundane to the special. I'm looking for little frogs in my day today.

seabluelee said...

I love the red reflected in the water amongst all the green. As for the little frogs...I would that I were so well adapted to my environment, and able to live so beautifully in the moment.

Cindy Swainson said...

I believe that is what all of creation is for...if we are wise enough to step outside of our little selves and really see/hear/taste/smell/feel...embrace it all.

You always have a way of getting to the heart of things!

xoxo

Jeanne said...

I LOVE this shot, and it makes me want to run out to the arboretum and look for some frogs in a reflective pond. Also love the beginnings ( in retrospect) of your 2014 thinking. Beautiful! Hope that this will be the year for you that you can enjoy and appreciate each moment... in the moment.... of the present. Stretch out and enjoy the sunshine on your face.

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