While we are all recovering from my last post with its deep spiritual questions, I thought we might turn our attention to the month of May. A lighter subject.
While, regrettably, it is no long National Poetry Month, May has many interesting honors of its own. It is probably best known for Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, both very worthy remembrances.
But let us consider some of the lesser known. Someone somewhere has determined that, in the month of May, we are to remember barbecue, hamburgers and salads. (If you happen to read this post while it is still May 11, you may be also delighted to learn that today is “Eat What You Want” day.)
We are also to watch our blood pressure this month (especially important after all that barbecue) and to be aware of our Mental Health.
Of particular interest to me, however, is that May is “GIfts from the Garden” month and National Photograph month. I am going to help you celebrate them both at once!
(And since there aren’t any rules against writing verse in May, I proffer a short poem as well.)
This morning at 8:36 AM, I received the first of these images. There had been a light shower and the garden was coming alive.
This evening, at 6:11 PM, I received this second image (the same subject) from a slightly different angle.
A simple, natural change, this transition that occurred over a period of less than 10 hours.
What is so extraordinary to consider, however, is that this is but one tiny corner of the earth. Every day, all over the earth, life, in small and large forms alike, is living gloriously, abundantly, through its magnificent cycle.
Opening, closing. Living, giving birth and dying. All because the Creator made it so.
A “gift from the garden”, indeed.
Urban dwellers like me can too often forget what is going around us and in us. Our minds are somewhere else.
May: a time to remember to view the gifts of our earth through the lens of now – and give glory to God.
But, wait – I did promise a poem. If you even want to call it a poem. (A prize to anyone who can make sense of it!)
A strange one indeed. perhaps I shall take some time to ponder my Mental Health… 🙂