On an earlier post I was giving a brief review on a book I was reading – A Life of Bright Ideas by Sandra Kring. I gave it a ho hum review even though I was barely into the book. Unlike some readers, I tend to keep on plodding through books looking for something to speak to me. I have revised my review… still in the early pages. The book has spoken to me. I found a passage that is quiet and powerful and that passage alone makes the book worth reading to me.
“Whatcha doing, Uncle Rudy?” I asked, saying exactly how I used to..
“Just sitting here being with the breeze,” he said.
Other than a glance up to make sure the sky was clear as I hurried down the steps, I hadn’t noticed anything about the day’s weather. I paused, feeling the air, then asked, “What breeze?”
“Close your eyes, ” Uncle Rudy said. “You gotta be still, though, or you won’t feel it.”
I sat up straight and did as he instructed, turning my palms up.
At first all I felt was the sun warm on my skin, but then I felt it. A breeze so soft it was like an echo from a whisper.
“See?” Uncle Rudy said quietly.
I loved that moment. Hopefully we all have those moments where we really stop and absorb the total experience of our surroundings whether it be a beautiful day, a family gathering filled with the chatter of many voices, a beautiful garden or painting, or a song that brings with it memories.(Photo taken in Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. It was one of those days.)