As Tilly and I walk through the early morning mist, spiderwebs cling to the brambles and gorse...
...the ephemeral artwork of the spiders...
...the delicate lacework of the bracken fairies.
I'm reminded of the equally ephemeral installations of Chiharu Shiota, a Japanese artist based in Berlin:
...and helping us see Beauty and Mystery all around us.
In a poem titled "Mindful,"
Mary Oliver writes:
I see or hear
that more or less
that leaves me
like a needle
in the haystack
It was what I was born for–
to look, to listen,
to lose myself
inside this soft world
Now I follow my dog through the bracken and the briars, the art of busy spiders gleaming all along the path.
Indeed, this is what we're born for, to look, to listen. And to find magic everywhere.