Today’s first light was extraordinary due to post-hurricane weather. With so many lives lost in the Bahamas and so much devastation, it’s hard to imagine that something this beautiful comes at the end of a brutal storm.
The absolutely fantastic thing about growing flowers is you love ’em up and they love you right back. It’s Mutualful!
Mutualful (Mutually beautiful)
What makes something beautiful
A reflection, it’s mutual
I love you
You love me, too
Greetings to the sun
Each day is new
Flowers… their butterflies plentiful
Coruscating around at will
Fantastic from dawn to dust
Bright-eyed and stupendous
Reminders to us
Of what is wonderous
When I read the New York Times, I always go straight to the Modern Love column and Social Q’s in the Style Section, then I head back to the most popular articles. I deliberately spend a small amount of time on this because one of my highest priorities is To Be Outside. That is my social Q and modern day love story.
I wrote this poem early yesterday morning inspired by the sacred space of first light—the time of day when light first appears, but before the sun rises. When you’re all alone in the morning, you’re able to consciously embrace the calm and the quiet all around you. This silence allows you to focus on self-reflection and opens you up for inspiration.
I feel like everyday at first light is precious. I wake early almost every day just to savor this sacred moment.
The natural world has so many advantages from inspiration to health benefits. The best gift I’ve received from exploring the majesty of this impressive world we live in and its royal beauty is how it opened up my heart to writing poetry, and to my inner artist.
I write in bits and short bursts—sort of what it feels like to wiggle in and out of boulders as you climb up a mountain. The greatness of the colors, the mountain air, the peace, the blues and earthy hues enhance my thoughts and turn off the distractions; then it all comes spilling out like one of those narrow creeks down the side of the mountain after a big rain.