This week's post has taken the form of a photo essay - a visual cue that "we humans are nothing but bit players in this thing called life." I needed the reminder this weekend that there are never-ending Universal influences at work behind the scenes that are (and will always be) way beyond my control.
The stark beauty of nature, in all her glory, during a late morning walk prompted me to, once again, acknowledge that, after that initial punch to the gut, I can choose to respond with openness, positivity, gratitude, and hopefulness - to bend and adapt (like Mother Nature, herself), or I can react in anger, anxiety, frustration, and helplessness. In the end, there will always be an awareness that "this too shall pass," no matter how I chose to deal with it. And, only with the perspective of time can I look in the rear-view mirror to fully understand and appreciate all the "whys."