An amazing TED talk I recently saw on the subject of awe, among other things:
“Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us.” ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer
We adopted two feral special-needs kittens last year, then another two a couple of months later. They make life interesting! One is blind, one is lame, one is painfully shy and the other arrived malnourished and with a load of medical issues. All are healthy happy very mischeivous cats now!
Adopting so many so close together maybe wasn't the best idea, as they haven't adjusted to living in a house like they're a special furry human the way a single kitten does. Instead, they think we are big weird hairless cats and so treat us like they do each other - plenty of biting, scratching, and rough-and-tumble as well as cuddles.
Two have the loudest purrs I've ever heard, the shyest one purrs in a whisper.
I'm only 62! That's not to old to learn to be a permie, right?
I had a Wow moment a couple of months ago that inspired me to write a poem. It seems you have already included some pictures to illustrate it. Here are the opening stanzas, which I believe fit in here:
Have you ever seen a sunset
Overtake the sky so blue,
That made you simply stand in awe
And revel in its hue?
Have you ever seen a waterfall
In perfect flowing form
From whose awe-inspiring majesty
Your gaze cannot be torn?
Have you ever seen a starry sky
Sparkle so clear and true?
If you've seen these then you know how I feel
When I lay my eyes on you...
And he said, "I want to live as an honest man, to get all I deserve, and to give all I can, and to love a young woman whom I don't understand. Your Highness, your ways are very strange."