This is the lake behind my house. Every time I walk past here I see something new, something beautiful, something that stops me in my tracks and makes me slow down to take notice. It’s a smallish lake, but when intentionally observed, it seems rather large. The day I shot this video on my iPhone, the sunlight was hitting the water just right. The entire surface was glistening and looked like shiny water nymphs, or perhaps nāginis, dancing on the surface. I ended up sitting down in the grass and watching it for at least twenty minutes. This is what nature does for me: it teaches me to slow down and pay attention to what’s happening right in front of me. I may not see this light show again for a long time, if ever. Certainly not this particular one on this particular day. I want to live my life with awareness and be present for all of my moments. There’s so much to see and experience. And I do so enjoy a good light show.
“Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it.”
― Mary Oliver