We were headed down to Racine, to pick up a friend from a conference on a quiet but cold Sunday afternoon. The wind was brisk and the skies a gorgeous shade of powder blue spotted with soft ribbons of clouds.
As usual, we were deeply engaged in our typical animated jabber about life, food, and politics. So much so that we might have missed it if it weren’t right there in front of our faces.
With the wind stirring up frothy turquoise waves against a completely empty beach, save for one forlorn, lonely little bench, it was stunning to behold.
We stopped in our tracks and got out to take pictures and soak in that moment.
My face turned up at the sun, feeling just a hint of the warmth that would soon be sticking around in a few weeks. Taking in a deep breath, the cold air felt refreshing. I felt very much alive for that split second.
Sometimes life is like that. We come across something, someone, a wrinkle in time, that causes us to just stand there, fully present.
Those moments, the beautiful ones, may feel rare but truthfully, they are around us all the time.
Like a cool day by the water.
The steam of a hot mug of tea filling up your nostrils.
Laughter with a loved one over an inside joke that only you two shared.
That twinkle in a stranger’s eyes when you say hello.
A hot tear sliding down your face.
The soft fur of a cat snuggled by your side.
Or a random tattooed hunky guy. Ahem.
Unexpected moments of beauty are there all the time. For today, stop and appreciate those little junctures where everything is perfect, or imperfect, but beautiful nonetheless.
Appreciate the beautiful ones when you can.
Join me for a free mini-tarot lesson + book signing on March 10th 5-7PM at The Nutman in Hubertus, Wisconsin. Books will be available for purchase.
I love miniature toys! Check out these teeny treasures.
I loved this post: My Bangkok – City of Spirits.
COOL pics: Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama.
Compelling read: The Marked Woman.
April 13 2017 6-9PM: The Waxwing in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Tarot + Wine – a free workshop with mini-tarot lessons, book signings, nibbles ‘n wine! Imbibe, learn some tarot, mingle, get a copy of The Tarot Coloring Book signed by yours truly. Books will be available for purchase.
Check out this graffiti hair!
Yes to this: caretaking equals strength, not weakness.
Venus turns retrograde today. It means big things for your love life.
I love this from Camelia Elias: The pain of others.
Disturbing: Hate in America.
Digging these weekly SkyCode Horoscopes from Samuel F. Reynolds.
Your mouth is a window to your true health – here’s how to take care of it (I’m obsessive about oral hygiene).
Great post: What happens when your spirituality sucks.
Love tarot? You’ll want to get to the Omega Institute in August for Masters of Tarot, a total tarot immersion featuring Mary K. Greer, Rachel Pollack, Sasha Graham, Barbara Moore and yours truly!
The Tarot Coloring Book is on sale on Amazon today for 45% off! Git it git it!
For messy peeps like myself: Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess. I read a lot of stuff on cleaning and decluttering.
Ha ha – love this title: Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain. I also love those Freaknomics guys!
Stripped: A Collection of Inspired Writings for the Evolving Woman by Cara Alwill Leyba looks very interesting.
What I’m Grateful For:
Being completely caught up
Hot soup on cold day
New books – all the books
Soundtrack for 3/4/17:
Guys My Age by Hey Violet
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2017
images from stock photography and personal collection