Friday, October 05, 2012

31 Days in which I Am Saved by Beauty - Day 5

I saw dolphins today.*
It's been a while since I've seen them.
I think they've been holding out on me,
to tell you the truth. 

I don't quite know why,
but dolphins speak to me of God.
They are graceful,
thoroughly at home in their element,
intelligent, and

And seeing them always makes
my heart beat a little bit faster,
my breath draw in,
my eyes slow down to
find them in the water.
Today they were feeding.
A long school of fish trailed
just behind the buoy markers
as a friend and I ate lunch. 

And two pair of dolphin
wove their way in and around
lifting my heart
at the sight of them. 

Sometimes I am surprised
by how much 
a single glimpse
of something like
make my day. 

I only wish I'd had my camera.

*I spent way too much time today trying to track down a single photo of dolphins. I am SURE I have several - but could I find even ONE? No.

So, please use your imagination.
Sometimes that's almost better, you know?