“all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace”*
‘This is what Proust knew: our memories remain wonderfully volatile, In their mercurial mirror, we see ourselves.’**
We are strange creatures. We do not remember well, we struggle to notice the present, and we do not have time to think about the future. Yet we live in an incredible and colourful playground which everyday invites us to learn how to see more:
‘full spectrum light, clear water, deep sky, red squirrel, blue whale, grey parrot, green lizard, golden aspen, orange mango, yellow warbler, laughing child, rolling river, serene forest, churning storm, spinning planet’.^
We have a lifetime pass to this astonishing playground in which we are not only discovering “out there” but also “in here,” coming to terms with being creatures who dwell not only in the present, but also in the past through our dynamic memories, and the future through our imaginations.
Reality really is more fantastical than Disney’s Magical Kingdom.^^
Even lifetime passes expire eventually, mind, but we can become explorers of today through opening our minds, opening our hearts, and opening our wills.
(*Frederick Buechner, quoted in the Northumbria Community‘s Morning Prayer.)
(**From Jonah Lehrer’s Proust was a Neuroscientist.)
(^From Brian McLaren’s We Make the Road by Walking.)
(^^Other magical experiences are available.)