Sometimes, I just have to marvel when nature imitates life and it is just pure art.
Sometimes, we know what's ahead of us, in front of us, or where something usually is- but it's just covered up.
Sometimes, we are asked to see things that just aren't there. But, if we use our imagination and picture them, perhaps we can make their presence appear.
Yesterday morning, I never could imagine the amazing surprise I woke up to when I saw that Seth Apter from The Altered Page spotlighted my blog in his Inspiration Station sidebar column.
It was Seth who first inspired me to create my blog. It's been quite a journey, one where art really does imitate life. It's a little over a year since I started my blog, and only a few months now that I have felt comfortable leaving comments. For me, it took time to cross over that uncertain bridge from being an outsider to feeling like an insider. It's unlocking those feelings and thoughts that we are too timid to reveal, and finding the confidence to know that they have worth because we wrote them.
We never really know what makes us who we are, what we are made up of- all of our parts- from our experiences, genetics, our environment or even the confidence given to us as we are growing up to evolve into who and what we want to be throughout our whole life.
Sometimes, all of the keys we need are right in front of us. We just need to look, listen, think, or be open to others who may be guiding us knowingly, or at times, unknowingly.
And then, there are times when we feel we are as free as a bird- soaring across the sky as each new day greets us. And for those times, we are humbled to know how special these moments are, knowing that they will come and go, but confident that they are always around.
We just need to learn how to find them.