WORDS LIKE LIGHT
Thursday, October 14, 2021
This day, I hope, will stun me almost constantly. Like a child, I’d like to walk through the moments of this day in a continuous daze, totally stunned by the miracle after miracle that life will surely produce. Just the skill of carrying a cup of coffee to my lips – which I just did – should astound me with its finesse and gracefulness, and the way Delycia and I share thoughts by sending them over to each other in spoken words should astound me again and again. The fact that my body will breathe – in and out, over and over, all day today – with absolutely no help from me, should stagger me the way a child is staggered by the simplest occurrence. This day will be a maze of the most beautiful kind, and I look forward to wandering through it in a stunned way, constantly stupefied by the wonders of this mysterious life I somehow share with mountains and squirrels and Delycia and shoppers in McQuade’s supermarket.
ONE DAY LIKE CHILDREN One day, they chose to be children. chose to have stunned faces and eyes as wide as windows. They walked around wondering why and how about everything. They gaped instead of looked, studied instead of passed by, stopped and stared instead of glanced and went. They spoke only questions or exclamations all day, because you can't say clear statements if you are constantly astonished.
And here’s a scene from our long, lovely walk on Napatree Point yesterday …