01 May 2007

The Good Things

Having had time to contemplate the topic, I have come up with a few things, that I consider "holy." And surprisingly - or not surprisingly, my favorite choices have changed and evolved as I have grown.

1. This would have to be the majesty of nature, be that --a forest glen hushed and still, moist with new growth, rich with the smell of the earth and silent with expectation or a sunrise on the beach with the quiet, rippling of the water, and the softness of a breeze. It could even be my front yard at sundown, when the light shines horizontally, and is fractured into a million different colors. Mountaintops-- with vistas which extend to distant horizons.
2. Music. I am moved by so many different kinds of music; tight harmonies, rich- bombastic symphonies, kick-ass-foot stompin' screamers, melodious Broadway tunes, and exquisite vocal solos which cause the hair on my neck to stand up and my chest to tighten.
3. Animals: all animals, but especially the ones in my care. However, I have been known to stop my car any number of times to capture a picture of a cow, horse, sheep, dog, cat or chicken. I especially love baby animals in the way they smell and the softness of their fur.
4. Sleeping: During the night, in a car, in my recliner or on a couch. It's a wonderful way to refresh and start over. 10 minutes or 10 hours-it's luscious.
5. Laughter. The ever popular laughter. Chuckling, guffaw-ing, snickering, belly laughing, and for me-embarrassed laughing. I especially liked the kind where the tears are running down my face and the endorphins are pounding in my head ( most recently because of the Vanishing Mogollon-it wasn't so funny for them-but cracked me up).
6. Love. I would say, a heart warming, soul soothing love of family and friends-especially on those days when there seems to be a dearth of love.

I have another whole file folder full of holy things that are directly related to that God-type Holy. That would be a topic for another blog.
I appreciate the chance to have thought about these things, it has warmed cockles of my heart.


Moi said...

Lovely post! I needed that after the day I've had.

Wicked Thistle said...

Beautiful. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

A.Fanny said...

We simply remember the holiest things, and then we don't feeeeeel soooo baaaaad! Maybe seratonin, endorphins, cognac and such like are sacred! Whatever, I am grateful.

bnmom said...

"If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music."
- Thomas Carlyle

"I get by with a little help from my friends."
- John Lennon

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