Standing on the Hverfjall crater that was formed 2500 years ago
I am reminded that there was and is currently fire under this island
The crater has a memory of it etched in its form softened by time
We are still living in an Ice age, albeit without mammoths running about
We still have Ice caps on both poles and elephants are the distant cousins of the Mammoths
What stands out as I look out over the crater is that time is a relative situation, depending on how and who is measuring it
The planet Earth is full of myriad wonders and beauty that we have the privilege of enjoying and witnessing the changes that are occurring
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, denial into acceptance, chaos to order, and confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Photo collage by Diana Dunlap 2017