“Attention is the door way to gratitude…to wonder…to reciprocity.” -Robin Wall Kimmerer
Pay attention and feel.
The touch of the earth, the solid ground beneath your feet.
Slow down and smell.
The scent late summer air heavy with rain,
hot asphalt and mildew.
Stop and notice.
The sunlight and the shade playing shadows
across the buildings and the cracks in sidewalk
telling you the time, day and season.
Quiet and listen.
Hear the cicadas singing the final, bittersweet melody of dusk
interrupted by a far off call of children playing ball in the last bit of daylight
and another plane passing overhead but then,
for a fleeting moment, silence.
Attention is a doorway—enter
through your senses and receive
the world of gratitude and wonder.