Sometimes as I’m moving around in my day, an image gets stuck in my head that I can’t shake. Sometimes it conjures up a memory, a feeling, or provides an impulse to do something. Often, though, I just see something that I want to capture in my mind for no particular reason-it just speaks to me. I’d like to offer these images up for ‘thought contributions’-as a way to generate a community of ideas together.
One of my favorite parts of my house is the view out my bedroom window. Looking up, the green, delicate leaves relax my eyes and mind. The occasional disoriented hummingbird will flit by, tantalizing me with a burst of fluorescent red. Squirrels create a playground as they screech and thud from the branches to our roof. Looking out my window gives me a quiet moment to pause and clear my mind. Now, as the lushness of summer is beginning to fade and the seasons gently turn, I burn this image into my mind in anticipation of the chill and sparseness to come.
Out my window I see the slow, natural closing down of summer. Now take a moment. Pause. Look out YOUR window. What do you see?