Friday, May 14, 2010

Watching Grass Grow

Today I watched grass grow.  I lay on my stomach on the perfectly manicured lawn next to the business building on campus and watched.  And it was beautiful.

Okay, so I didn't actually see any growth happen.  And I wasn't just lying there watching.  I was writing.  About the grass.  And the sun was warm on the back of my black jeans, and a soft breeze whispered over my skin.  And I thought about grass growing.  I thought of how it takes so long that we can't see it happen, but we know it does, because on the weekend we have to mow it.  I heard the cars go by, and saw people rushing on the sidewalk.  And I thought about how I always seem to be running places and there's always something that has to be done right now.

But I was very happy in that moment in the sun, in the grass.  And I thought, maybe we would all be happier if we took time out more often to just be.  To watch grass grow.


Angela Ackerman said...

Boy, this made me remember when I just sat on the grass in the sunshine and watched the life within the grass. It was a spectacular kind of awesome. I agree...we should do it more often!

Hope you had a great holiday!!


gypsyharper said...

Hi Angela! Thanks for commenting. Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 3 years since I wrote this post. I guess it's time to do that blog overhaul I keep thinking about!