7:30 BELLS: Sharing the Tree and Me

Sometimes, there's simply a moment, one moment when the season is right, the light is right, your attention is right, and you behold something wonderful. That moment came yesterday afternoon in the hammock, when the shadow of this cedar tree aligned with mine. I seemed to be the tree, with gentle branch fingers. I stretched out my own hand. Then the tree seemed to be me.

Usually I want to fully inhabit a ringing moment like this. Usually I do. But this time, knowing such a unique convergence might not happen again, I reached for my camera. This was a moment to share. And sometimes, that urge to share the wonder makes the most beautiful ringing sound of all.

7:30 BELLS Posts run every Tuesday.

7:30 BELLS Guest Posts run on the second Tuesdays of every month. Join me on July 14 for a guest post with children's book author, Trudi Trueit.