1. Becky says:

    Oh, thank you! What a lovely reminder and beautiful lesson. The truth is in the presence. Some complain about sweeping up helicopters and cleaning them out of gutters. Others miss their absence. The existence of helicopters in the first place is a miracle, and once we are aware of this, we can see the true flower within: joy. 🙂

  2. Danielle says:

    What a beautiful post.

  3. Beautiful observations Beth. Watching the seasons here change from dry to rainy. There is always something to savour.

  4. Debbie says:

    This is a lesson I know I need and keep trying to teach myself, but it doesn’t stick very well. Thanks for another reminder.

  5. Laura says:

    Lovely! I was in Tulum a week and a half ago and wondering the name of those seed pods. Reminiscing with longing about the four varieties of mango at just one roadside market stall in your little town!

  6. Wendy Batten says:

    Love your insights, Beth! Thank you for sharing… Your daughters are so lucky to have you as a mom.
    May you and your loved ones be blessed even more.

  7. Amanda says:

    It is so hard to make peace with nuance! Especially when the nuance is the seasons. This was a good thing to wake to this morning. Thanks!

  8. Karen in CA says:

    Beautiful post! I can so relate…I live in the coastal mountains of southern california…folks often say CA doesn’t have seasons, but if one looks closely and pays attention, one can see that, indeed, there is a different magic unfolding along with each season….I identify with the lessons of selflessness and personal truth in the early years of raising a family…..right now I am working on strengthening my core as I lost a piece of me back then…..my kids are now 9 and 12 and I find that it’s nature that brings me back to my self and my soul…thanks for sharing your story!! Love your blog!

  9. Miranda says:

    Another wonderful post and reminder, if we don’t treasure these little things, what else is there?

  10. jenelle m says:

    And these moments, the thin space as others call it, are what LIVING looks like when it’s so far away from what’s familiar. To see it and feel it come full circle…yep. You captured so much in this post. You spoke to my core. Favorite of all your posts thus far. Love your honesty, your tearful happiness and your vulnerability to share it with us/me. Ahh, the beauty of transparency. Thank you.

  11. Sarah C says:

    What a gift, this post, you.

    Thank you.

  12. This post was beautiful. I’ve been thinking often of the different stages of life as seasons too so I love your descriptions. Also, I’m continually astounded by the way the natural world repeats the same patterns despite the vastness of diversity; we just need to look close enough, seeing a nebula in our child’s iris, or finding a helicopter in a mahogany seed. These helicopters have the most beautiful name too, if you were wondering, samara (sah-mare-ah). Lastly, I think it’s cute and fitting that it took a hammer for you to crack through your resistance to find what was right in front of you. Again, thanks always for sharing your insight and thoughtfulness with us.

  13. aviva shaw says:

    Wow! I have to tell you that a friend of mine who has been teaching Waldorf preschool for at least 20 years gave me a bag full of those mahogany flowers when my kids were toddlers (they’re now 5 and 8). She said they were great Waldorf toddler toys and they’ve been awesome! It’s so ironic because of your love and history of Waldorf teachings. I loved this post, it really brought tears to my eyes at the end (also I’ve been at home with 4 kids all day and just had a glass of wine :)Thank you!

  14. Kerrie says:

    I, too, had tears in my eyes by the end of this post. I love that self-discovery and reflection are constants in our lives. I love how memories can come full-circle. Time and time again. And I also love that you took a quick break from your book and gave in to your desire to write a blog post. 🙂

  15. Kerrie says:

    Ah, but I just realized this is an old post. Either way, thanks for posting it on FB so I could satisfy my Revolution from Home hunger!

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