Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fleeting moments

Because this year summer was so late in arriving here, Nature is trying to make it up to us. And thus... summer has decided to stick around a little longer. Days are deliciously warm and sunny and clouds are rolling all over me like Paradise on a map.

It is so lovely here in the garden with weather that is neither in the scorching heat of summer nor in the prickly chills of autumn... it is just balmy days and it is the unruffled calm and imperturbable peace of the garden under perfectly balanced conditions... I am standing on a threshold between what was, and what will be. I dearly love this period of time. I want to hold these perfect moments in the palm of my hands, if I could, and retain them there for as long as ever...

I have this sort of a ritual that I faithfully follow every day without failing (I know that some of you like to do this too), it goes like this: Every day, at dusk, I go to the garden to bid the day farewell—that simple. I never forget to do this. Dusk is fleeting and beautiful and different each day. If I don't pay attention I will miss it... this day will never come back to me again; it was a gift given to me by my Creator, and I will never see it again the way it was presented to me today, so I must say my goodbyes as it slowly descents behind the horizon into yet another night.

Each moment, each hour, each day is different. They’re never the same. Things are never the same. If you think about it, we cannot occupy the same place in space at the same time; therefore, we coincide with people around us only once under the same time and place. Perhaps, if you live in a small town you might be able to coincide with that stranger twice on the same day at a different place, but even if you have a routine this is not the norm… The experience that touched us today won’t be the same tomorrow... each day must be appreciate it; each day lived to the fullest with open eyes and heart.

May you find peace within today. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities. May you share those gifts that you have received. May you be confident knowing you are a child of the Creator of this marvelous Universe. Let His presence settle into you.


  1. What a beautiful, and heartfelt, post. It makes me think of the time I spent with my precious grandchild today- absorbing her sweet, almost a big girl scent, listening to her tales that reach to the moon and back. Reliving the stories of witches that changed her sister to a doll that she carries around. I know that I will never again have a day quite such as this...she will be older and wiser next time...and I need to hold onto every precious memory I can. This day, too, shall pass away never to be repeated. Lovely, reflective post~ xo Diana

  2. Just lovely! your post today was just lovely! and thank you...

  3. Lovely post! You are inspiring to us all!

  4. I love to say good morning to the garden, lovely post. Laura Cottage and Broome

  5. Umm...lovely. And may you be blessed as well.

  6. You have a beautiful blog and this post really touched my heart!
    Thank you....
    PS I'm your newest follower.

  7. Your words made my heart skip a beat. Beautiful Beautiful words from an obviously beautiful person. thank you xxxx

  8. Beautiful... Breath-taking post!! Words cannot describe!!

  9. I love your inspiration in words and in photos.I love your lil comfy space.

  10. Dear Cielo, I have not been on my computer much this year for visiting. I hope I can do better. I miss you my friend and do not want to lose touch with you.

    This post is beautiful and inspiring. Your evening visits to your garden inspire me to do the same. Your words touched my heart and made me realize my absence from your lovely blog is a true loss. Your romantic soul is a beautiful thing to see and you share your soul with each post you write. Please lets renew our blog friendship.
    Love, Jeanne

  11. What a blessed idea to say good-bye to day.

  12. such beautiful words. A little reminder to us all I think...

  13. Cielo~
    Beautiful tribute to bid farewell to our beloved gardens!

    Peace and all blessings~


  14. Hello Dear Friend,
    This is a marvelous ritual. Each day I greet the mornings with open arms and joy in my heart - God does gift us each day with something new - and it is marvelous to look back with thanksgiving for the moments that day brought to us. I often look at the sky, the sun, the moon and the stars in wonder thinking at this moment people in other places are under this same sky experiencing what life brings them. Thank you for this beautiful, gentle reminder of wonder and thanksgiving - I hope you have a blessed day,

  15. What a beautiful post, lovely, from your heart to ours. Thank you Big Hugs!
    P.S> summer is sticking around here too. it was 80 yesterday:-)


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