On Wednesday, when Bev, Mary, Bill and I walked and talked together, we laughed a lot (previous post), but when we stopped by Harrison Gallery's café for delicious food and more conversation, there was a serious moment as well. Bev's words of wisdom were to "live every day as though it could be our last." That cliché is one of those that I would appreciate someone whispering in my ear every hour, if not every minute. Yesterday was a good day, but if it had been my last on earth, I would have replayed parts of it. I suspect that is true of most of us on most days, so my wish for all of us on this first day of 2016 is not, as I planned when I began the post, for good health, or happiness, or love or even peace, but rather for the capacity to live honestly, kindly, fully.. minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day.. with no regrets when we review our actions. Below, a beam of yesterday's sunlight falls across False Creek. Perhaps, it symbolizes my "aha" moment. If you look carefully, you will see a fence in the background, and that brings me to Theresa's Good Fences meme.
There were lots of fences to admire as we went about our day yesterday, and as has frequently happened over the past months, I thought of Theresa when I noticed them. Fences represent more than one might first think. Keep out, keep in, stay safe, step over the gateway into my world.. goodness, there's even a movie called "Good Fences" that I just discovered. Theresa must have suspected the appeal of fences, because her meme is extraordinarily successful. Stop by for a visit, if you have a few minutes, meet Theresa and gain a whole new perspective on fences. You may find yourself not only returning to visit but posting photos of the fences in your world as well.
Vancouver's sun yesterday sent False Creek reflections..
There always seemed to be one standing watch.
Those were a few things and thoughts that caught my attention yesterday. Thanks for letting me share them. Here's to a day lived fully and kindly.