The day before yesterday started with a hike and then in hands with a lovely girl and then a kiss and then sharing life. Yesterday started with the sun rising full and then people getting food and then the evening ended in music. Today started off early with me greeting the sun and grateful for what is. It has me aware that life is so temporary and that it is so magical. It made me want to dive into silence and so I did and it felt good to feel the stillness of the air at that time. Everything was calm.
Sometimes that's the way it works. I arrived at the venue before the show started and then I was outside watching clouds slowly moving in. I've noticed the clouds more lately and how they seem to skim on an invisible surface or they dip in and brush the mountains with their paint brushes. On that evening the cumulous ship came rolling slowly like a mother caring gently for all her children. It's easy to be in these moments and get swept into a matter of fact that here you are inside shoes and you feel them on the pavement and perhaps the thought pops in "Here is life" and then you get sucked into the pavement and it gives you this vantage point that you're here on this little rock called Earth and millions of stars are swirling around you and inside you as well. It's a wondrous clause.
I got that the other night when I was camping too. There was a guitar and fire under a starry sky. Sometimes I think it's the stars that chirp and not the crickets. I get lost in that quite often. It actually takes a moment for me to realize that crickets are making that sound. Maybe it is the stars that are making it. Perhaps they are connected to the crickets and possibly the crickets are very aware of this communion!