The sun is high, but it only stays that way for a moment as the nights become longer and longer. There was a beautiful afternoon on Friday. The air has warmed, in a last few puffs of the lingering summer before those cold arctic fronts move in from Siberia.
It is time to take pause. Take in one’s surroundings to see what is to be seen. Just like this snail is pausing on the razor edge of a leaf. He hopefully has gotten hi full of leafy greens before pausing to rest. To sit still. To let the world move on by around, but to just enjoy the simple peacefulness of being on a green cloud and just be.
I need that as much as the snail does. We become so warped up in the day to day running that we all tend to forget what is really important. We run our lives by a clock. When we get up. Go to work. Meet our friends. I often wonder what it must have been like 2000 years ago when you decided to meet friends and family for dinner. “Hey Joseph, how about coming over for dinner at sunset?” I would ask my neighbor. Or would people just expect visitors with that open tent hospitality? Those pause are necessary in our life. The getting together with our wives, family and friends. To put the vulgar world behind us, and to steep ourselves in the love of the now.
Rest up my friends. Get together with those that you love. Raise your glasses as you toast the Creator. Enjoy the afternoon siesta and all that it can redeem your spirits.