Category: Look

What Moves You?

My Feet

Yes, I take a lot of pictures of my feet. It’s because they’re awesome. They’re awesome because they move me. They take me places. When I go places, I have experiences and when I have experiences, I grow and learn.

They’re awesome because they connect me to the earth and to the moment. When you walk on the grass in bare feet, two things happen.

1 – You are in direct contact with the earth. With your home planet. With the environment in which you live – the environment that, if you think about it, you don’t likely have a lot of physical contact with anymore. How often does your skin touch the ground (now that you’re all grown up)? Do you lay on the grass? Do you sit on the wet sand and dig and splash? Do you walk barefoot in dewy grass? Do you stay outside when it rains?

2 – You are inevitably in the present moment. When you walk barefoot, you are always conscious of where you’re stepping, of the sensations you’re experiencing. Try it. I’m not kidding.

Grass Stains

The initial grass stains of a to-be-well-used baseball.

I need to spend more time outside with my son. He’s 10 and he needs to be outside. He’s proud of the grass stains on this baseball and we made a plan to get it good and dirty by the end of the summer. It’s a good thing to pay attention to these kinds of details and what they represent. A dirty old baseball is a symbol of hours spent in the yard, together, being active, doing things together, getting fresh air, learning, teaching, just being.

Also, it’s just a baseball. Simple.

Sometimes when we get tired, we lay on the grass and look up at the sky and talk. The ball lays beside us, getting greener and more beautiful.

One thing about love…

Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow.

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
‘You owe Me.’

Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.
— Hafiz

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