Watch the ripples. Then wait for the water to still. See the clear reflection of the white birch growing over from the far shore. See the green of the surrounding canopy in that liquid mirror. Let that stillness become your own.
The neighbor walked his golden retriever along the edge of the front yard. The dog relieved himself, and that neighbor moved on without removing the excrement. A breach of law and good manners, to be sure, but also a free fertilizing of soil in which daffodils grow.
All it takes to perceive is a still mind.
stirring on the water
for Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt: Tranquil #writephoto
and Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Neighbors (posted by Sumana)