We spend most of our time in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things going from one quick base to another, often with a frenzy that wears us out. We collect data, things, people, ideas, ‘profound experiences,’ never penetrating any of them…But there are other times. There are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.

~ James Carroll

Looking at this photo of Miss Maddy early this morning, I was reminded to stop and smell the flowers.  I hope you’ve had some time today to do the same, literally or figuratively.  Either way works.  🙂