Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Air is Beautiful

"Look, up in the sky.  It's a bird.  It's a plane..."

“To even mention all the things the bird must constantly keep in mind in order to fly securely through the air would take a considerable part of the evening.....The air is beautiful every day this last week of September. 85 degrees every day; 65 degrees at night. The weather is perfect. And the air.... The air--i can't describe it. I drive on the interstate with windows rolled down, just to feel the soft air buffeting my arms. I'm not paying attention to the highway noise. The sensation of air all around me is so delightful.

Mindfulness is the interplay between what we are focusing on--air, for instance--and our peripheral awareness of everything else--the traffic, the noise, the trees, the median, the bridges.

The hawks are migrating south, as the season of beautiful air will soon come to an end.