Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thursday Thought of the Day ~ Speechless

Sometimes there just aren't the right words.
Sometimes you just can't find the right quote, or saying.

Sometimes all you can do is just savor the moment, and bask in the warmth and love of the moment, and not try to put words to it.

Like when I got home on Tuesday, my daughter said:
"I got you something!"  
That was a surprise, and immediately I felt so grateful, not even knowing what it was.
My beautiful gift.
photo courtesy of Raige Creations.
But then, when I saw it was an Iris, purple and yellow (my favorite!), I knew just how thoughtful, and what a loving a gesture it was.

We had been going for walks together the past few days, noticing all the blooming Iris flowers around. I then got to tell her the story of how I insisted the Iris should be my wedding flower, in October. 

Note: they bloom in the Spring. So this request was a tall order for an October wedding! I insisted, so of course we only had a few, and had to supplement with other flowers....yes cheap flowers I wouldn't have picked for my wedding flower, ever. 

We had to use Carnations to fill in. Normally I don't like them at all, as I to me they mean death and funerals.

I could go into that association, but will save that for another time, or perhaps no one wants to hear how Carnations only make me think of my Grandfather, and the strange and scary feel of a cold stiff hand....

Long story short, in order to get my desired Iris, I had to sacrifice in other ways. So Carnations it was.

All this was just a short mention on our walk, but she remembered and brought me home an Iris. Purple and yellow, just like my wedding flowers. 

I was so touched. There are just no words for the thoughtfulness and love that went in to this gesture.

Then I found out she had to pull off the side of the road on her way home from class, and get out of the car to fetch this flower for me. I had originally thought she got it while walking by on her way to the car, but no. She stopped her journey to get it, clip it, and bring it home for me.

There are no words I can find to let her know how much this tiny gesture means to me. My heart warms every time I see it, there right next to my little Jellyfish collection. 
(each one of those jellies is also a thoughtful gift from someone special in my life)
The view at my kitchen window.
Warms my heart every time I see it.

photo courtesy of Raige Creations.
And then I think how much I am going to miss her when she if off at college, far far away. There are no words for that either. I am not ready to try to explain the empty space she will leave. I cannot linger on the thought of getting through the days when she is not around.

Sometimes there just aren't the right words.
Sometimes you just can't find the right quote, or saying.

Sometimes all you can do is just savor the moment, and bask in the warmth and love of the moment, and not try to put words to it.

2 comments:

  1. That is so sweet and thoughtful of your daughter... maybe if she reads your blog she'll see this post and know, at least a little bit, how much it meant! I love that Irises were your flower... peonies were mine, not planned out necessarily because they were in season, but I've always loved them and it was so right.

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    1. That is how I felt about the Iris, I just wanted it because it felt right, even though they were very out of season. Oh well.
      This bloomed another flower, night before mother's day, so it was doubly special...

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