To really see… we must be present. Charleston schools were out yesterday. Eva Cate had a play date so Mandy and I decided to take Jake to the seafood restaurant Vickery’s on Shem Creek for lunch and then hit the SC Aquarium. Fun day-especially since the predicted winds and rain held off.
As I sat watching the hundreds of fish swim by the giant aquarium I realized how they had to live in the present constantly-darting in and out of each other’s way. We humans, however, struggle to stay present-instead we hide in the past or worry about the future, as we mentally rehearse resentments and make our case for why we are right and someone else is wrong. What a waste of precious time.
At one tank I was drawn to the beauty of one fish-the colors made me think of Ukraine so I named him Zelensky. As I started calling his name each time he swam by another woman laughed and started calling him too… it turned into a chant with everyone excitedly watching him keep swimming back around… never leaving. The symbolism became more powerful as spectators started commenting on him out swimming this large fish. The ” Go Zelensky ” chant drew more and more spectators… a magical moment!
” The lamp of the body is the eye, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light. ”
So until tomorrow…” How we see is what we see… to see rightly we must stay present-without fear, without bias, and without judgment.
Kaitlyn found this Irish message she loved and I concur.
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh
Honey is making plates to sell-fundraiser for Ukraine! Love it!!!