“Keep your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you” is something I have begun saying over the last couple of years and I thought it was original, as in mine. But it appears that Walt Whitman stole it from me years ago!!
As I have never read any of Whitman (yet) I wonder how these things happen. Did I hear this somewhere and was it stored in my subconscious and then just popped into my head one day when it was pertinent? Or did an similar event or feeling happen to me as Whitman and did we come up with the same sentence? Or are either of us a time traveler who stole it from the other, and as it’s widely known as his quote I have to let him have it?
Our mind – particularly the subconscious constantly amazes me. Considering 98% is the subconscious mind who knows or will ever know the true workings of it.
This world constantly amazes me with it’s beauty.
Very cold morning & beautiful clear sky. Driving to work I see the glow of the rising sun to my left – intense orange, & over to my right the phantom-like full moon saying goodbye until tonight. I feel in the centre of the universe – we all are, yet do we realise what a uniquely special place this is or how lucky we are to be here?
I wonder how many other universes there are where the inhabitants have similar experiences? Am I being arrogant in feeling at the centre of the universe? Well maybe, but it’s the centre of what we know as our universe so if a little arrogance makes me appreciate the beauty of what I see then that’s fine by me.
Memories from childhood can be a funny & strange thing. Everyday items can suddenly bring up an emotion, good or bad, funny or sad.
It’s like the bulrush I mentioned earlier, everytime I see one or a picture of one I immediatley feel safe, protected and happy. I stand straight as my Grandad did and I feel strong. It’s as if the sun is shining and the sky is blue and all is right in the (my) world.