A friend of ours was out here(a few months ago) visiting in AZ and took this picture. It is a lovely moon-rise. I have always loved sunrises and sunsets. I love being with my friends, and family. All of these are things I treasure. I love it when the moon is huge in the sky and a lovely orange-y yellow color. This photo impressed the heck out of me. Look at the red rocks of Sedona…..so gorgeous.
I love beauty. There is so much beauty in our world. Thornton Wilder wrote that “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures”. I think he was talking about those spectacular moments in life when you breathe deeper and are extra-aware at how much in the moment you now are…..
Moments like: you are together with friends that you haven’t seen in way too long. You pick right up as if you had never been apart. You feel immediately cherished, loved, accepted, hugged. You know that the day and not cannot possibly have enough minutes to fit in every bit of conversation,prayer, laughter, song, hugs, tears, and memories that there are; but by golly, you sure are going to try…..and you look around the circle of folks and you think…this is perfect…
I don’t know about you, but the beauty of those moments frequently does move me to tears. I try to listen extra hard. I look around at the faces, try to soak up the feelings….I want to memorize those times….and hold them tight…..because I am going to want to pull those memories back out of my memory bank at some point in the future.
It is those times~those Big Chill pasta dinner moments~ that remind me in such a special way of what my heart is conscious of….of what my true treasures are…we store the treasures of love in heaven, really. These treasures are much dearer than any earthly treasure. Moments and times of love ~ sharing ourselves with each other and God. For me, there is nothing better.
“for where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also” — Matthew 6:21.