Hits and misses
In my best Debbie Reynolds' "Singing in the Rain" interpretation..."What a lovely morning! Good morning, good morning, We've talked the whole night through, good morning, good morning to you!"
There is a significant chill in the air on this March morning in south Louisiana. One that I celebrate and adore before the heat and humidity begin kicking in all too soon. I love that I have to put on George's long heavy robe to bring the dogs outside. I take them in the darkened back yard as the sun is barely coming up on the front of the house. I had to turn the outside lights on to be able to see. Annie has done her business on the right side of the yard and receives her expected treat. I have been training Brinkley to go as well. We are on the left side of the pool near a dark corner. As I am straining to see whether his leg has been lifted, I look up and notice the beautiful moon shedding a faint light in the darkened sky. It took a few seconds to orient that it was the moon!!
I check his leg and I gaze up again at the moon, trying to experience it's magnificence and I'm startled by the sight and the sounds of by a flock of birds flying in formation which the view of, had been previously blocked by our shade tree. Breathtaking! I look down again and there's dog poop on the patio.
Hits and misses
This is life.
There is unexpected beauty while dodging dog poop. I may not be awake enough to catch it every time but when I am, it's always a thrill like it's never happened before.
Do you know what I'm saying?
Some days, I have no energy from running here and there or in place with whatever is necessary in mine and my family's life. My mood is low and I feel I'm not enough. I used to be scared of these kinds of days. I have now become accustomed to the fact that those feelings will flow and my energy will return and my mood will rise. And sometimes, the next day I will wake up more rested and ready to spot the light of the moon and hear the unexpected honk of the birds in flight and marvel and miss the dog poop and celebrate.