Remember the words, “I have often walked down this street before”? So it is for Maizy and me as we walk the neighborhood again and again, she sniffing every blade of grass and I lost in the world of familiarity. But maybe there is something I’m missing.
Like the buds on a redbud tree. Were they here yesterday? Will they be here tomorrow or, warmed by the sun, have turned into blooms?
Have azalea blossoms always had what looks like beadwork done by fairies on their petals?
Have I overlooked a lone hibiscus glowing red in a sea of green
or the vibrant shades of yellow in a neighbor’s garden?
Have I looked to see what is hiding behind a rose’s petal?
When did the robins return and will they stay or journey on?
And this squirrel high above my head, is it sitting quiet hoping we pass without noticing its presence?
Have I ever walked by when all the wires that keep us connected are exposed
or noticed the tools a repairman brings along?
Have I ever stopped and said hello to the person who delivers packages in the neighborhood day after day?
One thing I did notice was how good Maizy was as I stopped and did my own kind of sniffing!
How about you? Do you pay attention to all that is around you?
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