This past weekend my dog, Mellie, and I went on our usual weekend walks. We have a few parks we go to and at one of them we venture off the path and make our way to an area covered in tall grass and wild plants. While we enjoy the sidewalks and the trodden paths, we even more so enjoy making our own path. Mellie finds the grass to be a yummy snack and I love being in an area that is wild and free, free of the people who stay on the sidewalks, free of the noise of the main areas of the park.
While we were out in this field area I found myself captivated by the rays of sun through the vegetation. As I lined up to get a shot of the light filtering through these little wild plants I didn’t notice that Mel had snuck into the frame until I was ready to take it. Because of her need to sniff everything I suddenly had this picture that was not what I was trying for, but ended up being so much more. I love the blur out, the focus on this one little poof of “weed” with the world all fuzzy behind it. This picture isn’t really in focus and it isn’t supposed to be. What this picture is for me is a reminder of taking the time to just “sniff” and enjoy. To let the sun warm my skin and to look for the rays of light that are mixed into our lives. My little spotted dog has the best tendency to remind me of these things when I get caught in the whirlwind of life. Sometimes the blur can be quite pretty and the focus can shift from moment to moment as the sun changes position in the sky. In the briefest of minutes the world changes. It is never-ending and it is gorgeous. The promise of hope and new beginnings. The bubbling joy of knowing that even in the moments it feels like you may never get to where you want to be that just like the sun is always moving, so are we. We get to decide where to move to though, our orbit is not set by some celestial alignment.
Often by sinking into the blur instead of fighting it we find clarity. For someone who loves to try to plan out the future and make lists I am putting more emphasis on making my goals, but becoming more comfortable with the not knowing it all. With stepping out off the indecisive branch and letting myself fall while knowing that the universe will catch me. It may not be the way that I expect, but as of yet life has proven to come into focus and put me right where I need to be.
Thank you for reading the ramblings from my tired brain.
Much love! Keep exploring in your own way and keep moving forward.