In The Moment

Carol A. Hand

Being in the moment for a moment
Simply observing
as a busy ladybug climbs a blade of grass

I smile as the grass bends to the ground
Undeterred, she climbs another
When it remains upright she flies off
finding another blade that bends to her will

A father and son come into view
talking excitedly as they pass by
on their way to the playground
enjoying the moment
on this rare sunny afternoon

The ladybug, undisturbed
continues to explore and experiment
but it’s time for me to leave her
and return to a different reality


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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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29 Responses to In The Moment

  1. Joan says:

    You brought a smile to my face too. 🙂

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  2. So much said here, but so much more implied. A “perfect” moment, a feeling of bliss, rejuvenated in a timeless instant…

    Thank you for sharing this moment… 😀

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  3. Beautiful reflections, Carol. Enjoy every precious moment and be grateful … such lovely moments. 🙂

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  4. Buster Appel says:

    Loverly, Carol, simply loverly!

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  5. Bernadette says:

    All you have to do is be still and the ladybug will find you.

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  6. sojourner says:

    Oh, to be born a bug!
    Of course, there are some who believe I was born a bug!;-)

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  7. Those lovely moments in time when the mundane world fades away…

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  8. Pat says:

    Lovely words, Carol. Your writing so often contains words beneath the words–a lovely moment in nature, for example, like today, that is also a teaching. Makes me think of a Mary Oliver poem I read recently: “. . .now//he said, and now//and never once mentioned forever.” (excerpt from One or Two Things. Thank you, my friend.

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    • Hearing from you is such a gift, Pat. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and for reading beneath the surface. Nature often illuminates deeper meanings and metaphors for me. I try to share those with others in simple ways. I send my best wishes to you, dear friend.


  9. smilecalm says:

    a wonderfully present teacher
    that ladybug 🙂

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  10. You talk of true and real awakening.

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  11. A lovely catch from summer’s last days. Thanks for bringing us into the moment with you, Carol. 🙂

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