by Norma Zelenko
Celebrate the dance of the new day with the setting of the old. Celebrate the season of Lammas by opening the solar heart center. And celebrate your good fortune and your good friends by sharing a loaf of bread. These are all good things to do now.
I would like to add a personal favorite; The Elegant Time of the Day, recognized and willingly shared by my friend, Linda.
The Elegant Time of the Day is that moment in time after you come in from swimming and just one breath before the Sun touches the water’s edge. In that moment, with no words, you may experience every birth and every death which is stored in your heart, and every voice you’ve ever heard which speaks to you of love.
The Elegant Time of the Day can begin or end with tears or laughter, but nearly always ends with a hug, and it can be saluted with a glass of wine or a shower of daisies, but for that brief moment; there is no talking. None.
While it is a union of friends, in that half breathe of time, you are completely alone in the universe; at one with the universe and supported like never before by the universe. Alone or with others, it is a moment of awakening.
You can find it from Milford to Munising and from Traverse City to Tarpon, and beyond the mountains of the West. But for me, most often, it is found somewhere along the shores of Lake Michigan. And while it can be savored as an individual, it is most often shared with a friend.
While these words have been thoughtfully chosen, they are inadequate; like trying to describe the sunset with a basic list of colors. So my best suggestion for The Elegant Time of the Day is to find a friend, or re-friend yourself, and go for a walk along a shore just before sunset, with the clear intention to stop everything just for a moment, to experience The Elegant Time of the Day. Let me know when and where you have been. No telling where you will go or what you will find.
And now the sun is swallowed yet again by the water, and I walk away still basking in the certain knowledge that as the sun sets, the stars are rising. And a new celebration begins.
Light & Love, Norma
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