Monday, March 06, 2006

cycles and circles and stuff like that

Feeling so sad this morning. One of our sweet, sweet, sweet little mousie girls was dying. Not a big surprise-she lived longer than we expected. Still so sad. She was breaking my heart. Actually, she looked quite peaceful. Didn't appear to be suffering. But I could tell she was leaving us. Spent as much time with her as I could. And then she was gone. So many tears for one tiny little mouse. We'll bury her this evening. And they call this the circle of life.
Then something amazing happened. What? Well, life. After the life left this one sweet mouse, I started seeing life everywhere. The miracles of life all around...
Our caterpillars started pupating (so wild and fascinating!)...
The very first crocuses of the season bloomed this morning (so beautiful pushing through the snow!)...
We saw (actually, first we heard) the first gaggle of geese heading back north (another of nature's awesome cycles!)...

Yes, life is a miracle. And those miracles are everywhere. Remember to see them.

Another quote for the day:
"There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as if everything is." --Albert Einstein

3 comments:

Rich said...

I like your style. Mufasa was right, we're all part of the great circle of life.

Garrison Keilor said, "Nature doesn't care about your golden years, nature cares about turnover"

Sad, but true; however, we are all blessed to be alive, if even for a little while like our little mice.

Jaime said...

WOW...very powerful and oh so true...thank you for reminding me of this!!

Jaime

me said...

Wow, what an eloquent and moving post, Debi.

I'm sorry about your mousie, but I love the correlation with the miracle of life. Lovely reminder, thanks.