Zach and I shared a wonderful time together yesterday. It turned out it was the celebration, the parade of tall ships, so in addition to everything else, we saw tall ships with their sails billowed out, and a fireboat radiating water.
I am content, and also filled with the subject of receiving. Zach's grandmother said she could never repay me and I thought of how it isn't about that, about how we live in such a generously full world that being able to do for another has nothing to do with repayment or balance sheets.
That led me to one of my favorite guys, Antonine de Saint Exupery and his delicious quote in The Little Prince.
"Here is my secret. It is very simple. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye."
And that led to the discovery of another of his quotes.
- A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. Pilote de Guerre (1942) (translated into English as Flight to Arras
How much we are given to carry joy.
As the Indian mystic Sri Ramakrishna said, "The winds of grace are always blowing, but we must raise our sails."
Raise your sails, high as the tall ships, today and everyday!!