Friday, July 2, 2010

OM [one moment] meet up - week #12 - Life goes on

I walked out on our patio one morning this week to find this spider suspended between my two deck chairs. Little did it know that these chairs are used and moved around daily. I took some photos, kept Sophie from running between the chairs and contemplated the spiders existence. Then, in a blink of an eye, E ran out of the house and through the web to sit down next to me. There goes that web. I'm certain the spider, although jolted, found solace elsewhere.

I realized in this moment, that the spider can teach me a great deal about handling stress in life. We go about our day doing the best we can and never know when something will happen to upset the comfortable world we've built for ourselves. Great or small, these incidents can jolt us a bit. It's best that we just shake ourselves off and go about life as we know it. I doubt the spider sat around and contemplated its next move. It simply found another place to rebuild its web. Life goes on.

What was your 'one moment' this week? What took you out of your present moment and made you think, laugh, sigh?

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  1. What a beautiful image. Literally and figuratively. Thankfully we all have tools to rebuild after change. Planned or unexpected, we are resilient just like the spider who made a poor real estate decision.

  2. Truly a gorgeous photo! I'd like to say something more profound but Angie said it all so beautifully!

  3. I admire the creatures that are resilient. We grown-ups have to get out of our way sometimes and just take what comes.

    But I think it's also okay if we utter an "Oh @#$%!" like I think that spider did.

  4. I think my one moment this week is for my neighbors Gloria and Bill and their grown daughter Mary Kay. Mary Kay has a special form of leukemia. Friday she started the process for a stem cell transplant. Right now they are destroying her immune system at Cleveland Clinic. She has 2 small children, Ava 2 (aka Yaya) and Ben 5. My heart is with all of you and my god allow this to work. Your kids need and deserve to grow up with their wonderful mother. Gloria & Bill- I wish you continued strength in the months ahead as you support her during treatment. They make me realize how fragile it all is. I feel so lucky today to be here whether in pain or not.


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