Come walk with me, through the forest here in North Carolina. It’s a lovely day for it. And who knows what we might find if we look carefully as we go?
Wow, look up right here. That blue sky and those tall trees, that’s an amazing view, isn’t it?
Oh, yes, the first tiny wild irises of the season. So small, we might have walked right past them if we weren’t looking down right then.
Over there, a small pond reflects the trees behind it. Somewhere in that pond is an orange spotted turtle, a 10 year old boy told me so yesterday. He was so excited to have seen it.
And now we’re at the end of the trail. Hasn’t it been a lovely walk?
It’s the quiet moments, the looking in a new direction (up, down, or around) that can help us see beauty. Whether you’re in a forest or an apartment in the city, there is something beautiful near you right now. Can you find it?
Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.
Terry Tempest Williams