Had a date with David, yesterday, and we indulged in a wonderful afternoon of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” movie. Then, home to dinner with all 3 kids ~ what a JOY! ~ and then an hour or so of “Braveheart” which I’ve been watching over the last few days.
When I think about which scenes have become ‘snapshot’ images in my memory, from those movies, I recognise the collage of ‘snapshots’ from my week’s experiences and I can feel the profound nature of all those moments. The key moments in “Braveheart” are obvious: the Freedom word as William Wallace is being tortured; rallying the troops for the first battle (when he has that most amazing blue face); and the passion Mel Gibson captures … In the ‘Marigold Hotel’ I especially loved the final scene of the two couples on motorbikes ~ vibrant and free; and the sense of closeness I had with David as we were transported to another world during the movie.
Other snapshots are clear in my memory, from this week …
~ the fox walking past my window in the darkness of the morning, while I was blogging
~ the first pansy flower opening in my new seedling bed
~ the comfort of my car’s seats
~ the sumptuous scent of my beeswax candle
~ the happy energy David has been experiencing
~ the empty expressions on people’s faces when they are wandering in shopping centres
~ personalities: how Daniel ‘fills’ a room with his presence
~ the ease with which I am editing my book and accessing past lifetimes
~ the dismay I experienced when I had a sudden thought that maybe I was ‘making it all up’ when I accessed those lifetimes so easily
~ the amount of time one card took to make and how it felt like a wonderful journey
~ the feeling of Inspiration and having my sense of wonder and JOY expressing themselves so clearly, again.
The observation I’d like to make about these “moments” is how they colour and create my reality. Having the time to notice is such a gift ~ often I am too busy to really be aware of the Everyday Moments of JOY. But, also how important it is to Experience life. I feel that I am very knowledgeable about a lot of things. And then I think about taking ‘what I do’ on the road and sharing it with others around the world. It makes me realise that I am a very small person in a very large population and I feel like “Evelyn” in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. She has her first ever ‘job’ and moves overseas after 40 years of marriage and her husband’s death. She embraces the new experiences and opportunities life presents to her, and she begins to ‘soar’. “Life is about what you bring to it.” ~ Evelyn, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.
I want to soar, too.