The great outdoors is a window for reflection.
We just have to stop and look.
I was sitting by my pool long after dinner time.
Do you see the many reflections in the pool?
They’re telling me to pay attention,
to be on the lookout for wonders.
E.B. White said it best,
“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
I payed attention.
I looked at a favorite fish.
The reflection made me look again, closely.
And then I looked once again.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
I collect fish. They are my children. Each one is unique.
From antique to quirky, sparkly to plain,
each one has a name (really) and a personality.
It is much the same as my preschoolers.
Dinner never happened because our wonderful neighbors
popped over for a visit. Their child is now greeting each of our fish,
like a preschooler meeting new friends.
The lovely evening after friends said goodbye was my time for reflection;
sunset, fish, children, neighbors, and nature.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.”