Listening to the world
Yesterday, in the midst of a very (very) long stream of consciousness talk on the subject of towels Huwyl told me “Then I lay down in the sunshine and I closed my eyes and I just listened to to world!” This had me dragging my attention away from online research on windows and looking into a glowing face filled with happy. The sunshine outside had warmed our deck up enough to justify a good block of outside play and the boys had been happily entertaining themselves for a good 10 minutes.
I smiled at him and asked “What did the world sound like?” Huwyl had a quick answer “Well, it sounded great! Like all the different sounds of home.” I gave him a happy hug, his words had brought a sparkle to my heart as I marvel at his capacity to see the world in such a beautiful way. But then he wanted me to come out with him and listen to the world too. I was reluctant to tear myself away from the work I was doing and said “I’ve actually listened to the world before”.
“Yes, but I think that was a long time ago wasn’t it?” I couldn’t argue with that and knew that there was a wisdom in the moment that I should listen too. So I ventured outside to witness his listening spot, he lay down showing me his technique, describing in his own words what sounded very much to me like the process of meditation.
About 5 seconds later he popped up again saying “Did you see how peaceful I was?” I laughed at his exuberance and took some moments to bask in the frosted sunshine, the cool air reminding me of the ice, albeit melting, still holding on. I listened to the boys as they played their games and listened to what the world had to tell them. For a few moments I let go of the worries and problems that are inherent in a house build and the day to day business of life. I stood in the soothing chill breeze with sun warming everything around me, the sky blue and full above me. I breathed and felt peaceful and I listened to the world.
It told me this “Spring is coming.”
Wishing everyone some peaceful moments today and every day.