There is delight everywhere. Seize it and make it yours.
A single grape. Pay it your entire attention, and feel its sweetness explode in your mouth.
Can you see a plant? A tree or a blade of grass, go to it and see its beauty. Say hello.
In places where there are no plants, human beings still like to create and possess things which have no purpose except beauty. If you can see it, in that moment it is yours. Its beauty enriches you, and if you turn away from it you hardly need the memory, there are so many new beautiful things to see and take in.
Consider the wonder you can see where you are. The electric light, the connection of your phone or computer, the ordered way in which strangers meet and pass in the street. What we have made together.
Consider the wonder in you, muscle and bone and sinew, perception intellection and decision, movement and repose. Look at the back of your hand, how perfect it is.
All things are a source of joy. Beauty and wonder and delight are everywhere, there, at all times and in all places, only needing to be noticed.
This post started as a comment on VerVitae, and grew from there. An astrologer inspired it.
Thanks to Gneiss Moon and Carlene O’Conner for educating me on astrology. However, I have made a decision on synastry: while astrologers should look to Venus and Mars for males and females, they should look to Mercury for Gynandrous or Neutrois people. That is, if it says the relationship I want is going to go well.