Delighting in the Normal
This past weekend my younger son and I took a little college visit road trip, as he’ll be a senior in high school this coming year, and colleges are on his horizon.
As we meandered around one of the campuses we were visiting, we stumbled upon a delightful redbud that was in full bloom, with blossom nodules covering the tree from top to bottom. It was amazing, this tree, with blossoms and bumble bees all around it. We stopped, took some pictures and simply enjoyed that beautiful and, let’s be honest, really weird looking tree.
If you walk around noticing the redbuds right now, you might notice these little blossom nodules growing on the trunk and branches of many trees. Turns out they’re completely normal, a good indication that the tree is on the older side, but other than that totally normal.
They don’t seem normal to me though, they feel completely Seussian, something straight out of one of Dr. Seuss’ books. This tree, in particular, felt completely over the top, absolutely delightfully strange.
My dear friends, I hope this week we can find delight in something completely normal, in the regular, in the every-day. I hope this week we can be a little more delighted.
Have an amazing week, my friends.
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Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!