Tuesday, October 30, 2007

every precious second.....

Photo byLinear Edges

This photograph struck me when I first saw it a few days ago.It was taken out of the 9th floor window of a building....the leaf was carried on warm updrafts, by itself, and floated right in front of the photographer. A single leaf flying in a cloudless sky....dancing in front of the photographer's window. Had he been staring at his computer, or watching TV, or shuffling papers, he would have missed this small miracle. Instead, he was staring out of his window, maybe daydreaming, maybe thinking of someone he hasn't seen in a long time....someone he should talk to....tell them how much they mean to him...

We all need to just stare out of our windows from time to time......

In this short Life
That only lasts an hour
How much-how little-is
Within our power

Emily Dickinson (1873)