My husband and I couldn’t go hiking without me calling him over many times to look at something interesting I found: strange tree fungus, uncurling ferns, white moss on rocks, colorful fall leaves resting in a calm pool. Every one of these could just as easily be stepped on, or overlooked, if the goal is just to get somewhere. Getting somewhere is a great goal, but I also enjoy looking for the small, amazing things nature has in store along the way. Life is a path too, for being somewhere, or someone, better in the end. I may end up where I planned or maybe not, but that’s not as interesting or significant as how I walked. Did I stop long enough to see, listen, and enjoy, or did I just look straight ahead, focused only on how far I can go, making no time to find the many delightful, insightful discoveries along the way.
- Wild Strawberries/Seek and Find
- How amazing to find wild strawberries. Crimson red.
- More flavor than strawberries ten times their size.
- Why did God make such a treasure so small?
- Would a quart-size strawberry be so bad?
- What would be the fun in finding that?