Life in Fireworks…

So much of life feels like a big firework show…

I don’t mean the kind we have in the convenience of our backyards…

I’m referring to the type we drive distances to see… The ones that give us chill bumps because they are so spectacular… The kind in which we have no true control over… Because we didn’t purchase them or help arrange them in a systematic mode for launching….

Instead we are asked to sit and watch the show…To wait for the reveal…

To relax and take it all in as it comes…

To just be a part of the experience while we are here for this brief moment…

And in the waiting… Well there’s a feeling of anticipation… A certain sense of mystery… Because we don’t truly know what’s going to be revealed when the explosion happens…

Sure… We’re aware that it will be thrilling and exciting… But the size, shape and color are a mystery…

And, at first glance, all we can see are glowing balls of fire with a speedy tails of light… Something we know, in our hearts, contains a vast amount of potential…

But then we are so unaware of what will actually explode from that ball of light… Because it’s been left up to the maker to decide…

And then in watching it… When the fullness of the moment is revealed… Well it’s absolutely incredible… All we truly find ourselves doing is standing in complete awe of what we see…

And we know what we see is good… Because it’s beautiful… And usually it completely exceeds our expectations…

And for so many reasons… The reality of fireworks completely inspires me…

Seeing them reminds me to get excited about what’s coming in life… To love the anticipation, the trill and the beauty of every moment leading up to the actual reveal of the explosion…

Because once the explosion happens I’m left in awe and complete fascination… And life seems to stand still for a moment so I can take in the beauty of what I’m witnessing…

And I know not all moments in life leave us feeling good… But I do believe that in the mess of our reality is the potential for light… The potential for goodness… The potential to stand in awe of what life actually is and how good can possibly come from areas that look pitch black…

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