“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength
to body and soul alike.”
Thursday was the celebration of John Muir’s birthday. He spent much of his life traveling into the wonder of creation. We have been gifted to share in this journey through his writings – writings describing much of what he experienced in beautiful detail and wisdom.
Ever grateful for his call to nature, I spent some time that day moving carefully inside the edge of my nearest forest. Every where I looked shades of green gently protected the new life growing in its midst. Dogwoods spread their white and pink buds throughout as if to add an extra layer of shelter.
Surrounded by new life, spring awakens our spirit. A familiar curiosity can draw us away from the busy pace of life- if only for a moment. Be it a flower pot transformed into a home for baby wrens or the scent of Carolina jasmine returning to the lattice by the front door, we are cued to remember -to celebrate ‘creation-rekindled’.
If only for a moment…