Soap bubbles, tulips and facing forward

Child and giant bubble on Grafton St in Dublin

Thank You, God, for a Glorious Day!

Really, a perfect day! The first half spent in bed — doing nothing much — a half day OFF!

Then, when Kit came back from the group walking tour, I bestirred myself and off we went on a long walk to St. Stephen’s Square, then on to the National Gallery followed by a walk through Merrion’s Square. Glorious beds of tulips to bedazzle the eye!
I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many tulips together like that.

Then we returned through Grafton St. and that is when I got the photo of the child with arms up — enchanted by the giant soap bubble.

Oh, God, Thank You for the splendiferous WONDERMENT of childhood! Children are enchanted by the simplest of things. Soap bubbles. I remember how much fun I had blowing bubbles. Ah! But these GIANT glycerin bubbles — they took me right back to that primal state of delight. How much better to catch and freeze a child expressing what I felt.

Is it the Japanese, God, who say: That which is most fleeting, is most beautiful. Or is it that beauty by its very nature can only be grasped briefly? Probably, both.

Thank You, God, for the the GIFT of the ephemeral — for beauty that explodes in our senses — and then ebbs away. Forgive us for trying to hold on to things — to go back, to attempt to recapture, to repeat.

Help us — help me — to be always ready for Your Oncoming Gifts.

Ah, God, there is the essential mistake of regret. It keeps us facing backwards! How can we be on the lookout for Your Next Gift if we are looking backwards?

Another plea for Help, God. Help me to keep my eyes and heart open and focused on what You want me to see. Hmmm. You might want to EXPAND both my heart and my vision.

Story teller,

Posted in appreciation, beauty, clapping our hands in joy, Expand my Heart, God's gifts, JOY, simple joys of daily life, stopping to see, taking time to focus, thankfulness, the gift of nothing to do

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