Magic strikes when we least expect it—or perhaps we only notice the magic when we aren’t looking for it. That happened to me recently.
It was like peeking through a portal. My dog Freyja and I were on our daily walk around the orchard and fields, enjoying the sounds and smells and even sunshine (for which I am especially thankful this year). A sense of happiness washed over me, like a morning shower or a summer breeze.
Suddenly, my usual joy at having that quiet time to start the day was even more acute. Everything was just right. I breathed deeply to try and soak it all in and hold the moment in my heart.
I don’t know why I got a dose of fairy dust this morning. I’m not sure if it was destined for me or if I was just the lucky soul that happened upon the moment. I’ve been clinging to it all day, the way one tries to remember an old song.
It is said that the time of seasons changing is when our chance at glimpsing more of the universe is most possible. Structures like standing stones and pyramids are said to gather energy and allow for its focus.
We did just go through the summer solstice. Maybe zucchinis planted just right or walking a certain way through the rows of fruit trees can do the same thing.
Some say the planets being aligned causes special things to happen. Did you know that five of the planets in our solar system are lining up this week? Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn all appear in a line in the pre-dawn sky this week, with the waning crescent moon fitting in nicely too this week.
There is one other way I know to find fairy dust, and that is in the kitchen.
On a day after having harvesting our fresh fruits or veggies, I feel like I play some small part in that endless circle of life by paying homage with homegrown food. Even something simple like Fruit Crisp (link: https://wordpress.com/page/happygourmand.wordpress.com/4523 ) has a special taste when the rhubarb or raspberries or apricots come from our yard.
Whatever it was that caused my magic moment, I am grateful. I hope you get an experience that lets you see the sparkle.
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