One of many women I look up to, Georgia O'Keeffe said once: "Nobody sees a flower-really-it is so small it takes time-we haven't time-and to see takes time, like having a friend takes time." It takes time to look and to listen. I have been tested recently and my ability to see and to look has faded away together with the ability to listen.
The lack of balance, silence and space has driven me mad. I realised though that I have plenty of inner mechanisms to reach out and find the balance around me and inside of me. To learn to listen a bit better and see the signs.
Working from Italy at the moment I am facing the relaxing state of linguistic ignorance. My brain does not pick up everyday conversations, I am living the noise without understanding its meaning. My body is soaked with heat and sunshine. My eyes are almost hurting from the glow of colours - it's not only the flowers, but houses, trees, seaside and most of all - people!
I cannot help but wonder how easily we get lost in the details of our every-day challenges and loose the balance. Yet it is so easy to step back, switch on all out senses and let it all go to be able to experience so many dimensions of our reality. Breathe in and breath out life, as it is, in all its ordinary magic.