Wednesday, 14 November 2012

What Happens When You Forget To Breathe.



You know sometimes how magic happens right there where you are? When the world takes you gently by the chin and tilts your head at just the right moment, and you find yourself suspended in something of such heart-stopping beauty that you are transported somewhere else, for just those few seconds.
And always just when you need it.

There we were, on our daily commute through this most beautiful valley, that has held on to autumn for weeks now, the colours singing from the trees, 'the rainbow trees' as The Smallest calls them. The morning had been a bit fraught already, with just too many things to fit in, and tempers frayed from early on, and the sense of rushing just permeating everything. This part of our journey always provides a little bit of solace in our daily run anyway, but this time there was something else.

Inexplicably, at this point on the road, for two minutes, the traffic all but stopped, slowed to a crawl, and out of nowhere suddenly the air was filled with golden leaves that danced over the cars, that stayed in the air, dancing like snowflakes as the sun hit the mountain, and we stared in awe, our hearts filled, overflowing.


7 comments:

Sara said...

I love when moments happen like that... those are the times we remember... that we hold on to. Life, happening right there in front of us. Magic indeed. :)

gz said...

breathtaking moments to hold tight to and to share.
Thankyou

Martin said...

Life speaks, and we listen...usually in awe. Lovely post, Ciara.

Mimi said...

Gorgeous picture Ciara. I wondered how you managed to take it, assumed you were a passenger, then read the explanation.
In spite of the fraught morning where the sense of rushing just permeated everything, you were in the frame of mind to appreciate the beauty of nature. I'm sure others cursed the traffic jam that lengthened their journey. Just goes to show...open our minds and eyes and there's beauty everywhere!

Mairéad said...

Great to be able to appreciate the beauty in a moment
like that. Lovely words and colourful image.

Ciara said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments! xxx

Sarah said...

Ciara,
That's nearly how I felt when I came across your blog! I've read every post from the beginning and could happily read it all again. The way you write, even about the simplest things, has totally captivated me and I only wish you posted everyday! :)

Wishing you well and what a pleasure it has been to be introduced to you ~
Sarah