Is it necessary to arrange the pillows on my bed each morning? No.
|my springtime bed: ikea duvet cover, crocheted pink pear, fabulous quilted fabric pillow by amazing fabric artist Leslie Schelly, repurposed bath room mat pillow sham, thrift store fleur de lis shams|
Broiled eggplant slices was part of dinner a few nights ago. After salting and rinsing them I did what I've done dozens of times - laid them out in a single layer on a tea towel, folded the towel over them, and blotted them dry. Usual every day stuff.
But tonight, when I opened the leaf green cotton towel - voila - there was the imprint of 20 perfect, damp, dark green circles. An instant and ephemeral print.
Double take.... Smile.
A thrill of delight experienced, then tucked away. The impression of the visual imagery, yes, but also the precious moment of realization that delight is anywhere and everywhere we notice it.
A favorite quote of mine that says it best:
If our experience of being alive is the most important thing then what we pay attention to becomes a critical choice. Eric Booth
Joann Tomsche 5/4/11