Day 40: White Rabbits & Bumble Bees
The first of the month, a pinch and a punch, the first person to say ‘White Rabbits’ gets a wish. Well we all forgot this in our house this morning. I was curious to find out about the origin of this superstition but interestingly there is very little cohesion or consistency about what is to be said or where it came from though it probably originated around the beginning of the 1900s whatever the variation it has the appearance of being nonsensical. And non-sense was the topic of the day as I sat with Stan Phillips of Readings For Life & Bernadette Phillips of New Insights For Change in the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore, Co. Waterford (Ireland) musing over tea and the remains of lemon drizzle cake. We were all in agreement that now is all we have and that being in the unknown or the non-sense of life is where magic, serendipity and synchronicity reside. Just the effortlessness of our meeting had that quality. Stan & Bernadette are Facebook friends who I had never met, a Facebook message just before 2pm turned into tea by the sea at 3pm. And how wonderful is that. Later on my way home I am reminded again of the 1st of the month – this is May the start of Summer at least by the Celtic calendar and the busy burr of a family of fuzzy bumble bees nuzzling the nectar teats of this flowering hedge.
100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect. I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort. I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.
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