We have beautiful window views in our current home, and the views have enriched our lives through 20 years. We made it a point to be appreciative of the views, welcoming the different patterns of light and dark. We recognized that the large windows and expansive views gave us breathing room and space. Now, as we approach our move, we are increasingly conscious of how much we will miss these familiar sights of trees against the sky and the many shades of light from dawn to dusk. To honor this part of my goodbye, I’m posting pictures taken from my home. Some were taken from the inside, through several different windows, and others from the outside, from the deck, front steps, or immediate street area. I do not tire of the views, which change in mood and energy as light and seasons shift over the months.
When we leave something we love, we face the complex task of holding and honoring multiple feelings:
sadness at the leaving
pleasure at memories that billow up
gratitude for what we’ve received
fear that we’ll miss the old
excitement for what lies ahead
By joining with me in viewing these photos, you help me bring my appreciation to full consciousness and, in this way, support me in my good-bye.
What do you want to be conscious of today? What routine part of your life deserves to be acknowledged?
Do you have any mixture of emotions that needs to be held?