|Glacier National Park|
The clouds and sun played with light and shadow, highlighting hillsides and shading the passes ahead.
I felt a wrench in my chest as I left the road behind. As always, I wanted to capture the moment; stay in the beauty. I didn't want to leave. But life has taught me there is no way to stay in any moment. Good or bad.
So, I reluctantly kept driving, knowing I may never pass this way again. I will try to hold the pictures in my mind, but know I won't be able to. **sigh**
As I drove, I was listening to retreat tapes made by Fr. Richard Rohr in the mid-80's, loaned to me for the drive by one of the Sisters, who works at Cristo Rey. The message wasn't dated - spirituality hasn't changed much in just thirty years. He spoke of faith and caring for God's creation and loving ourselves before we can love others; the messages resonated with the scenery. The combination made for a contemplative drive.
I could use more such days in my life.
Stop. (I didn't do enough of that. again!) Breathe. Relax.