Tuesday, February 19, 2013

7:30 Bells: What Makes You Come Alive?



This weekend I visited a real Enchanted Forest--the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park in Washington where my husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary.  Walking through the Hall of Moss with its immense trees, I felt the same as when I’d watched the swallows in Siena fly around the Dumo. Here again, though in a different way, the ancient—the immense old trees—joined with the ephemeral—the red maple leaves. Here again, this joining of the ancient and the ephemeral made me feel as though I were standing in the Forever Now.

Something about this makes me come alive, makes the bells ring—this time in my own backyard. Now I know. What makes you come alive?

LORE OF THE BELL: Learn what makes you come alive—listen for it, watch for it.

2 comments:

  1. The Hoh rainforest is amazing. On one of the few backpacking trips I did without your husband, we hiked from there up to Mt Olympus. There was an incredible contrast between the moss-covered trees at the bottom and glacial ice only 3,000 feet higher.

    Happy aniversary to you both!

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  2. How wonderful to hear the bells ringing in your backyard, in the here and now!

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