Sunday: 30June13--marking this day as good, indeed.
Three surprises showed up today.
First, we have a very special friend in Mike Todd, from Toronto, but residing in China. He happened to flip back across the Pacific for the wedding of a nephew, and important time with his family. When I realized that we would be driving by Toronto, I chased him down via email and Facebook, and we got to spend an hour with him at his sister's home in Oakville, ON/Canada. What a treat. We've missed him.
Second, driving Canadian Highway 400, we commented on the rock that had been hewn to create the road. Beautiful rock colors. Then we both commented on what we were seeing, that went on for miles, and hundres of visuals.
Cairns, rocks stacked to mark the journey, were showing up on both sides of the road. Carins, as old as the Olde Testament when important times took place, they left a pile of rocks to commorate God with them, to mark the moment, to help others know and remember something important took place there.
I am a gatherer of rocks from both our travels and the important happenings in life. Oh, the stories those rocks could tell. Carins abound in and around our home. Some of you have seen them.
Third, beautiful sunsets of all colors are also something I gather. After dinner tonight we went down to the water front of Parry Sound. We are on the north Canadian side of Lake Huron. Not many people. Expansive beauty.
Watching a sunset, for me, is like a slow exhale from whatever has taken place that day. It is like the final lingering note of a glorious symphony that ends in a whisper. It is like the last remembering of the warmth of a hug from one you love. It is the quiet and necessary amen of the soul that today is done, and with rest for this night, tomorrow has begun. It is a visual blessing even when eyes close for the night, the image remains. It is a statement of hope that tomorrow is on its way.
So with all that, good night, for this day.
The journey continues...........