Monday, June 1, 2009

Ten Minute Kaleidoscope

I spy a long rectangular patch of bright sun caressing my living room floor.

Off I dash to get my purple quilt, my silky mat on which I do daily yoga.

I capture the visiting beam and lie down, face up, fully intending to go into corpse pose and sink into silent, soul refreshing , heart centering, glorious, deep breathing, total relaxation.

The warm sun full in my face, a myriad of blurry colors and patterns reminiscent of a kaleidoscope reflect through my lashes.

I repeatedly open and shut my eyes, examining all the stages in between.

The rainbows alter; I find the best colors are at eyelids half mast.

Relaxing into corpse pose I entertain myself a fleeting moment with my kaleidoscopic lashes.

Too soon, the sun shifts, the colors fade, the experience is over, I resume my day.

Smiling, I hug the memory to myself as a freely given delight; a tiny present from the universe.

I bask daylong in the recall of this ethereal phenomenon, this surprisingly colorful tiny pleasure.

A pleasure born only from a willingness to pause my day, a seamless meshing of my eyelashes, the right window, the right moment, and the perfect strength of springtime sun.

7 comments:

janebretl said...

Ohh, yeah. You are going to have SO much fun with the blog thing!!! So fun to read.

Karen from Mentor said...

LOL....
People are going to think that I'm writing these comments myself....
:-)

jseew said...

About half of what I post concerns my inability to be still. But if I could do the rainbow lashes thing, I know I could do it! I LOVED this post. So glad you visited me so I could find you!

jseew said...

P.S. I love your knife in the margarine story!

Karen from Mentor said...

jseew,
Both are true stories. Thanks so much for your kind words and for coming in. Congrats on hitting 15,000 visitors!!
:)

pari_writer said...

Karen,
It's going to be fun to watch your experience with the blog. I've found it rewarding in unanticipated ways. One of the biggest is, simply, discipline.

Karen from Mentor said...

Oh Pari,
Thanks for stopping in!!!! I'm honored.
I'm surprised you have time to turn around with all you have going on, let alone come in to see me!
Hugs to you!
Karen :)