“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
Sitting on my balcony while savoring my first morning coffee. I spotted two little children out with their dad walking their dog. The dad was busy talking on his cellphone and I snickered under my breath as his 5 yr old boy was spraying his back with a water laser gun. Off a few feet, my eyes caught the tiny little girl walking away from her dad and straight for the big puddle the rain so gloriously left the day before. She still had her p.j.’s on, but she also had her pink rain boots. Obviously I knew what was coming next:
As I watched her twirl, jump, splash, while holding tightly to her trusted stuffy, I thought how much abandonment were in her playful actions. Her father called her back.. she ran up to grab his hand which he quickly let go of to make another call. Guess where she went? I watched her, circling the puddle, eying the water… then: 1 jump, 2 jumps, and then 3, 4 and five jumps! Twirling twirling until she got dizzy… laughing, smiling…being present..
- She didn’t care about getting wet..
- She didn’t care what dad would say..
- She didn’t even care that I was watching from above..
Funny I saw the tiny girl abandon herself to the joy of splashing, because yesterday, as I went out to walk the dog, I knew it was raining and was looking forward to going out front without any shoes! I wanted to feel the cool wet grass tickle my toes, and cradle my feet. I found a patch of clovers, and felt how cushiony they were. I stood there allowing the earth to ground me and felt one with all things.
My face, up towards the rain, experienced this refreshing cleanse. There is something about rain, which washes away all things. I too abandoned myself to this feeling.. I felt like the little girl dancing in her puddle… 1 jump, 2, jumps, 3, 4 and 5 jumps!
Today, Day 16, I want to continue to abandon myself to some amazing childlike fun!