Today has been one of those special sort of days.
I sit here in my very comfortable easy chair reflecting on my day today all the while enjoying the peaceful sweetness of a beautiful evening. A cool breeze is ever so gently flowing through the room from an half open window across the room. My life is blessed. I can tell.
So why such a special day? Confirmation of the beauty of sharing has come full circle for me as I sit watching a netflix/PBS documentary of John Denver (one of my teenage favorite musicians). I say confirmation and relate it to this documentary due to the pleasure I had today of sharing my views of God, truth, the depth and meaning with a person I can now call a friend much more than I could have yesterday.
The reason this has such an impression on me right this moment is because of his sharing with me something that has touched him from time to time. The precious moments in time when a person loses themselves in their creativity to the point of an almost out of body experience. His was related to his music. I have felt that experience myself on a number of occasions with and in my own music. And I felt it personally again this evening listening to how John Denver saw life, created his music, shared it with others and gave so much to others without feeling a need to get something in return.
Annie’s song had much meaning to me even as a teen. I felt deeply then and I still do. Shallow people go through life with such self centeredness and never have the fortune to experience such purity of soul, such depth of thought and love, such an immense feeling of fulfillment, joy, pleasure, and peace. I was again able to momentarily feel the beauty of it all just listening to the music and song.
Popular music today has such a lack of purity. While it may have its own reality and yes, it does speak to the reality of life today, it lacks the beauty, depth, sincerity, purity, and inspiration of such singers. That is not to say that they don’t exist. Just not so much as then.
Hearing the music, experiencing the miracle, drifting off into that land of love and emotion, it all confirmed what just two guys talking were able to share today. It filled me again as I pondered the love I have in my wife for me and I for her. Our sharing of our being with each other. How much that means to me. I appreciate her more than she knows and that may be something I should do more often. It reminded me of the wonderful times I’ve had sharing with another of my close friends and our talks that went so deep into our souls that we sometimes had difficulty just closing the conversations. It proved difficult to end them and go back to “life” in general much because life is typically So general.
“Conversations” and “sharing” seem like such shallow words for the meaning it holds. No touch is needed to share deeply. Its not physical and yet it is so bonding, so unifying, so one.
One of the aspects of my reflection tonight had much to do with the beauty of nature/creation (however you choose to look at it). I can relate with John Denver in seeing the beauty of the nature around me. Often it happens even when I am seemingly not so far into nature. It can happen on a highway at dusk when the sky turns a golden orange stretching across the horizon. It can happen seeing a bird in my back yard (seen frequently). It can happen just listening to the laughter of a child or the playfulness of puppies or kittens. Things like the mother of anything (ie. child, kitten, bird, puppy, rabbit, chipmunk, etc…) in a “Kodak” moment. I think you know what I mean. It impresses on me the beauty of nature. The beauty of all we have around us that can easily go un-noticed if you don’t simply make yourself aware of these moments in time. I know I’m not the only one. I see the ways people try to fill the void of missing these things in the screen savers on their computers and many other ways. In their own way they are reminding themselves of these peaceful moments. In a way they share the beauty around them.
Share with someone. Make sure that person is open to the idea but it is worth your while to take time out of your life to share with others. Meaningfully. Deeply. You will find peace there. You will find love there. You will find fulfillment there like you can not believe.