Friday, September 14, 2012

Five-Minute Friday: Focus

There is soft gray smoke gently billowing from the chimney of my neighbor's house on a cool September morning, dancing beautifully as it rises.

It presses against blue sky, and I can see it rise amid the shadows of the still-green leaves on tall, thick trees.

But it fades quickly once it hits sunlight, and my focus is no longer on the intricacy of its dance, the gracefulness of its movement, the beauty of its rich color.

Instead my gaze is drawn to the strands of golden autumnal Light

and it rests there

in fullness

in gladness

in peace.

#fmf Focus

I whisper-pray, too, from behind the foggy window in my dining room

for this moment to spread, seep deep into my bones

so that in the steady movement of my own body

my own mind

my own heart

in the everydayness of life

would focus less on the dance performed in the shadows

and more on the radiant light into which the movement flows.

Five Minute Friday


  1. Scrumptious wording my dear. Sending lots of energy vibes to you today. xo!

  2. Gorgeous. :) While walking through our neighborhood the other day, looking at the large, gorgeous houses backing up to the James River, with the sun setting low on the horizon, my husband asked me if I thought those people appreciated that view after they've had it for a long time. He asked if he thought we would were it ours every day.

    I told him I think we would. We, who seem to find the beauty in the small simple moments every day...the color in every sunset. I think so. I hope so.

    I think you would, too. :)

  3. nice post thanks for sharing the 5 minutes friday...looking for to visit more..blessings

  4. We had rain this morning but recently the sun has burst through urging me to take the grandchildren puddle stomping!

  5. Ahh...your description was so beautiful, I imagined myself right there with you. As I sit in my favorite recliner - tucked in a corner of my bedroom - looking out the picture window...I too enjoy the beauty of nature and somehow find my focus. Thanks for sharing!

  6. The last two lines are simply divine! So true, so very true. My focus of the day is officially shifted. Thank you.

  7. you grabbed me girl :) love it - what a wonderful focus!


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