When reflecting on the tip from yesterday and trying to stay in the zen of the moment, my mind went straight to flowers and candles–two of my great loves. I think what draws me to both is they help me to slow down a bit, be present. Looking at a bloom or lighting a candle becomes a moment in time.
In the hustle & bustle of the day on Sunday, with customers swirling about, I lit a candle in a shop display. The moment so clear in my brain that time seemed to stand still for that second. The lily in the hallway at The Gainsborough and the paperwhites in the kitchen blooming catch my eye as I walk by, giving me a second of pause. To remember that time, that feeling, that pleasure.