Impossibly just right
the gift of sunlight
In my forced break both from my surgery and my potential COVID quarantine, there are little things that make me wonder. Like sunlight for example.
Three days ago, I opened the bathroom window blinds and the evening sunlight basked into the room. I took off my t-shirt and basked standing in the heat for a while. Soaked up the heat on my 10-11 inch scar on my chest and then turned around to soak some more on my back. It was like a massage. What a marvelous experience that is hard to be replicated other than naturally. Words cannot describe it.
Two days ago at around 10 AM, the angle of the sun and the fact that we are in April brought sunlight right over my couch into the bedroom that I am ensconced in. I lay down on the couch and went off to sleep. 45 minutes later I was woken up startled by the burning sensation on my thigh (the open wound that is healing) and I quickly moved position and away. The sunlight had moved from just right to too much.
It is such wonderful heat from the light of the sun, just right enough to nurture life on earth including humans to create an ecosystem of abundance and variety of life that it helps sustains. Something that is 150 million kilometers away, that is just right for us to be created, survive, live, and thrive - and something that we take for granted and don’t even think about much each day.
Every little photon of light that drifted from the sun more than 8 minutes and 20 seconds before it hits me on my body while I enjoyed the little energy boost that it brought to me from the “Sun”.
Pure infinite impossible joy!