5.20.11 The End of the Day, the End of the World, or the Secret of Secrets Inside You?

A day, every once in a while, offers a sweet moment of stillness. No metaphysical meaning comes attached. No epiphany pierces the veil. Just the promise that you belong.

A puddle reflects the Port Authority Building, and the rippled mirror that gathers light and water and steel and glass and concrete and your eyes halts you.

The subway station echoes with quiet, and its still womb that otherwise holds so much movement haunts you into peace.

You glimpse across the dining table at your partner of so many meals and her smirk emits such radiance your mouth stops chewing in appreciation.

A man opens his heart and home to a family knocked homeless from a tornado and you’re stunned in admiration and recognition of what you’re capable of.

Anna Akhmatova writes,

A land not mine, still
forever memorable,
the waters of its ocean
chill and fresh.

sand on the bottom whiter than chalk,
and the air drunk, like wine,
late sun lays bare
the rosy limbs of the pinetrees.

Sunset in the ethereal waves:
I cannot tell if the day
is ending, or the world, or if
the secret of secrets is inside me again.

May we all capture those moments when we remember who and what we are.

Share your Friday’s three highlights below – and let us know where you’re writing from. Happy Friday.

See you in the woods,
The 3 Highlights Guy

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3 responses to “5.20.11 The End of the Day, the End of the World, or the Secret of Secrets Inside You?

  1. Friendships that have the ability to lift a person higher than they greatest point in the day.

    Living in the moment with my daughter and the tiniest snail ever and her joy and amazement in it.

    Choosing to find the goodness in the world and have compassion for those that aren’t there yet.

    • Adrienne, I so relate to your first highlight in that my best friend from chilhood has lung to liver cancer and I was just musing ho everytime I talk to her, everytime, she lifts ME up. Incredible. I also enjoyed your blog last night. Peace to you.

  2. 1. following two client conversations in the moment and co-shaping each one into something useful & meaningful
    2. my body buzzing with quiet fatigue, falling asleep while floating in my canoe
    3. surprising my wife with a picnic blanket, tulips, and sushi on the lawn when she came home
    from Accord, New York