Here on the Oregon coast for the Earth Joy Writing book tour, I learned a lesson in perspective and time.
These rock formations, which I saw at low tide, beckoned to me.
As I got closer, I saw that they were not rocks but full of life. When we get close enough, we can see that there is life in everything.
And it is the intimacy of being with a thing that reveals the beauty.
And then the waves came in quickly. Just moments later, the ocean started covering the formations. I would have missed it if I hadn't been there to see it then.
Today, get up close to whatever rock is in your life. See the beauty in it. There is no moment better to do this than now. Time changes everything so quickly it can break your heart open like a shell. So rushingly suddenly. The only moment is now.
If you are in the Pacific Northwest, join me for Earth Joy Writing workshops in Portland, Eugene and Ashland. Details are on the Book Tour page.