Last night, just before midnight, I watched the last of the full moon. I’ve had a flat, grey couple of days, a bit like the last post I wrote about, and I felt a need to be recharged.
And there was no better time than underneath this beautiful moon.
I stepped barefoot outside on my decking. The air was cool and in the distance, down at the creek, I could hear the croaking of frogs. Behind me there was a rustle in the tree. It was our resident possum. Close by Lamby slept on, seemingly oblivious to my presence, thank goodness, I didn’t want her bleating to break the stillness of the night.
I stood silently and watched the moon and clicked a few photos.
All was peaceful. And I felt an acceptance and peace seep into my bones.
I walked back inside. It was so light and all our curtains were drawn. I felt like a cat, slinking through the house, being careful not to wake anyone. Not a creature stirred, not Harry, not our guinea pigs nor my lamb close by outside.
This morning I woke to a cold frosty scene but somehow everything seemed brighter. There was contentment. I felt more calm and centred than I have in a long time.
I feel as though I’m beginning a new phase in my life and there are roads forking in all directions. It’s a bit daunting, trying to find the right one.
At times it feels like a never ending, continual stretch that’s going nowhere. Detours and choices we make don’t always work out, but perhaps it doesn’t matter. There’s no point looking back. We can change direction and start again.
I’m reminded that everything in life is a continuation. We make plans, we have dreams, we succeed, we fail and we pick ourselves up again. It’s not always smooth sailing and there are times I feel like I’m heading off the tracks, but still, I persevere.
It can be good to look at the big picture sometimes.
As daunting as it might be, the big picture is beautiful, even amongst the dark moments.
With all the uncertainty and turmoil in the world right now, and our own personal pathway that might be unclear, there are constants. The moon rotates on its axis, the sun rises each day and at night it fades into the earth.
Life is a journey of continuation and whilst we might not always make sense of it, we can make the most of it. Living each day to the fullest.
May we all be grateful for each day and move forward in hope.
Sharing for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Continuation