I walked around Jamaica Pond today, in the light rain. It made everything glisten. Somehow it seemed more quiet than even a usually quiet Sunday. Since the Pond is adjacent to a four-lane parkway, “quiet” is a relative term. But so it seemed today.

Most of my attention was focused on the water at the edge of the Pond, as it has been for months now. There are wondrous images to be found through careful looking in unexpected places. So that’s what I was doing. Past the beach, as I began the climb back to the walkway, I came upon this log. It’s been there for a while. But today it made the whole scene shine. It felt familiar and completely new at the same time.'

I’m not sure that anyone else will see it that way but it was a delight to move from abstract reflections to a simple log. Does it resonate for you?