Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Circle of Life...

A few years ago, I went out West to visit a new friend. She, I and her husband took a long hike up to a local peak to view the mountains. In the last few steps back to the car, my foot got caught in some underbrush and my ankle twisted. I fell to the ground.

As I was lying there, tears streaming down my face, my ankle throbbing, my body wincing, I looked up. And I noticed where I was. Somehow, my fall had landed me right in the direct centre of a circle of trees. Their presence around me felt like a circle of friends. And directly above me, was the sun streaming down on my face. I smiled. It is one of the most beautiful mental images I carry with me in my heart.

Sometimes, we have to get knocked flat on our ass to see things differently. Don't curse the fall. Be happy for the new perspective.

tall penguin

3 comments:

Ged said...

And you weren't tempted to think it was a sign? a higher power was trying to tell you something?

Umm... I guess not ;)

tall penguin said...

lol. Ya, that God guy, always creating potholes in forest clearings to give me a new perspective on life.

I think we call that sadism.

Ged said...

Yeah, a form of sheep worrying.

If I was a god I wouldn't be able to resist...