This lovely photo was taken by my friend, Lulu. I asked her if I could share it on my blog and she was kind enough to let me. I wanted to share it because it really hit home with me.
First, I would like to tell you about Lulu. She lives in Canada, close to the Vermont border, in what I call "the land of enchantment". I think God put her there for a reason. Lulu sees the world through special eyes and she finds beauty EVERYWHERE all around her. Lulu takes time to visit the lake and the mountains, some nights she sleeps under the stars, she finds treasures every time she takes a walk, she plants beauty in her garden, and loves all of God's creatures and has MANY living close by. Lulu has a large following on facebook ~ you can't help but love her. I believe her ability to see beauty in everything is why she shares so much with all of us. She takes the time to post photos just about every day, to share her daily joy with us, to open our eyes to simple things that we might otherwise never even think about ~ like the window in this photo. Lulu is an artist and I believe that artists see just about everything in a different light. Some are able to verbalize their thoughts, others are not. Lulu has a way with words. Lulu is a gift.
She went outside tonight to say goodbye to the sun. These are the words she posted with the photo on facebook:
I just ran OUTSIDE to say GOODBYE to the sun ... I sat in my OLD beaten up aluminum chair ... INSIDE my GARDEN love SHACK ... and watched it SET slowly ... CONTENT ... Through the DIRTY salvaged WINDOW facing WEST ... This is HOW spring days END in my neck of the woods ...
What a beautiful way to end the day. To take the time to say goodbye to the sun, sitting in an old loved chair, in a shack that is loved dearly, looking out an old salvaged window that has a beauty all its own, to view the beauty outside beyond the panes of glass. I commented:
Lovely, lovely, Lulu!! This is how all days should end. Looking through that window, I feel peace, serenity, and contentment. My mind can go where it wants or it can just rest in the beauty of what it sees.
And so... I wanted to share this window. I love the simplicity of it, the age of it, the way the sun shines through the glass, and the rosary hanging there. From the moment I saw the photo, I loved it. I immediately felt peace. I forgot about the trials of the day and about the things I needed to do tonight. It would be nice to do this every evening ~ look out a window and focus on the setting sun, or a tree, or a flower... and let our frustrations, our fears, our trials from the day, dissolve.
I want to thank Lulu for the beauty she posts all the time. And the fun photos, too. Her photos have brought many a smile to my face. I have been following Lulu's art blog for many years ~ long before facebook became so popular. If you'd like to visit her blog, just click on this link: my pink turtle art by Lulu.