The light of moss and lichen

Exiting the building Monday evening, the  light of a Pacific Northwest evening possessing a particular quality, allowed me to see – really see – the stunning beauty of moss and lichen on a maple tree. 

I almost literally mean stunning. What caught my attention first is hard to say…was it the light emanating from the lime-tinted turquoise, nearly glowing light coming from the tree? Or was it the lichen and moss that I am seeing this time? A tree I see every day, coming in and leaving the building.

Stopped me in my tracks. Stunning presence. For at least five minutes, standing in the moment, really seeing…the tree, the lichen, the moss, the roots of the tree. 

I said my gratitudes and expressed my love, and moved on, richer, humbler and grounded. 

Sometimes, if you pay attention, what seems mundane will show itself miraculous. 

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Twylia (the 'i' is silent)

~ I am Anishinaabe-kwe with Scottish heritage and Sami DNA. I speak on the behalf of no one but myself. My ancestors inform and guide me. My voice is but one of many who are calling for change. We have much work to do to create a good space for the real human beings who are waiting to be born.

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