Seven Days Of Attentiveness

Living in the Gap

April 28, 2012 – Night Shower

A rumble from the sky travels through the dark room. A few short flashes of light follow its path. The clouds slowly spill upon the roof. The pounding of the downpour drowns out the sounds of the night. Plop. Plop. Plop. I roll in the shadows and drift off into the pitter patter of rain.

Living in the Gap

April 29, 2012 – Expressing Emotion

Beneath furrowed brows stony eyes pierce the wall as if it can somehow bring understanding to the thought within. Cheeks hollow as lips purse in shared compassion. Deep laughter from another room brings a twinkle to eyes and smiles on faces…a reminder of youth and life’s abundant blessings.

Living in the Gap

April 30, 2012 – Silence in the Morning

Seconds float into minutes as silence passes over the shadows across the window blinds. Breath washes through me and spills into the shaded room. No voices in the house or tweeting birds outside. I hear only the whisper of my own breath, the ebb and flow of life.

Living in the Gap

May 1, 2012 – Gerber Daisies

Like rays of sunlight, petals of crimson, fuchsia, gold, and burnt orange stretch to warm the world. Shadows shift as light glints through the display of color. Wind bends the flowers to create a sunset sky in the flower garden.

Living in the Gap

May 2, 2012 – Voice of Familiarity

Words soften and speak at the right moments and pause when necessary. Words are not carefully planned out, but instinctively reach out and touch the heart like a hug through the telephone. Mamas not only know how to speak without saying a word but how to love you in a way no one else can.

Living in the Gap

May 3, 2012 – Red tailed Squirrels

Red tailed squirrel, photo by DirtMan Images

I open the door to scare away the squirrel on the birdfeeder. Four squirrels hidden in the vinca vines scatter across the yard and onto the pine trees. Bark flies across the lawn as the scurrying nails rip their way up the tree. One flattens itself as it as it glides through the air to another tree; its red tail waving like a sail. Another one flutters over the roof of the shed with its strawberry blond tail whipping in the wind like a flag on a pole.

Living in the Gap

May 4, 2012 – Japanese Maple

As the leaves bow they appear almost black and as the wind lifts them skyward they glow a brilliant scarlet. Sunlight trickles through the limbs of a large tree overhead and dances across the shadowed leaves thus rising the green within to the surface. Gusts of wind play the leaves up and down like the keys of a piano… soft music follows its movements.

27 thoughts on “Seven Days Of Attentiveness

  1. I could write seven days of being distracted, but I much prefer your approach Suzicate.

    Isn’t that the truth about moms? I treasure the memories that my mother was a part of my life; especially relevant with Mom’s Day on the horizon.

    • Ha, I have those moments as well…hmmmm, might make an odd but interesting comparison!
      Moms are very special, indeed…I only pray my kids will always think so.

  2. What a great way to end the week. Although Night Shower makes me want to go home and curl back up in bed! Your pics are great! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  3. These are just lovely — I could relate to so many of them! I don’t know how DirtMan got close enough to snap that squirrel’s picture, though!

  4. Suzi, my friend, each and everyone of these is just lovely!

    And can I just say, as others have shared, you are an AMAZING writer, truly!

    “Voice of Familiarity” really touched me.

    And of course……”Red tailed squirrels”

    OMG…that photo is so precious!

    LOVE the one of the Gerber Daisies. Flawless color!

    Have a stunning weekend, my friend…..X

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