My heart has a special place for red geraniums. Whenever I spot one in a garden I am reminded of the smoothing sense that contentment brings.
A few years ago, our family went through a trial of testing and of change. It always is a little disturbing when you can’t see the road ahead of you. So many an early morning I would just sit quietly in my garden with a cup of hot coffee and soak up the moment.
One morning I began to see things in my garden, and my garden began talking to me !
And no, I wasn’t losing it – it was the flow of ponder that brought new insights.
I began writing down some of the musings taking place, eventually had a little pile, which I bundled together, and labelled My Talking Garden.
Now that I am pursuing my drawing skills with more classes, I decided to do a project by combining my muse-writings with illustrated drawings, to publish on my blog from time to time
Here for you then, is my wish for you, and my muse on the Red Geranium.
Have a Red Geranium Day
In my garden is a small red geranium, seemingly leaning on the foot of the giant Strelitzia, growing in the corner, behind the bird feeder.
A morning blast of sunlight made this red geranium centre stage.
How brilliant the red I thought.
Not in itself heralding a call for focus, just being there, brilliant in its position, in its colour, in it own small glory.
My heart aligned itself to the red geranium, and for a moment that is what I wanted to be.
No want for the clamouring of position, of attention for love, of big dreams fulfilled. No want to cry for the well-being of family and friends and country.
No want, no needs, no demands.
Just to be there, to bake in the glory of the morning Son, nestled at the foot of the Father – and for a moment just To Be.
To let go and to live in this day, no matter the busy, the chore, the pain, but to live in peace and in quiet.
Today I am going to have a red geranium day, I thought to myself,
And just be a splash of bright colour in my own garden, to rest in a kind of contentment that peace brings.
May you too, my friend, have a red geranium day,
and share this vast contentment that is mine today.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;