It always is a little surprising when you come face to face with something that causes awe. I’ve been told that that feeling is when you come face to face with the Divine. And if the Divine is everywhere, then we have the opportunity for awe every day, minute by minute. We just need to look for it. Or perhaps, it’s when we’re not looking for it, but, rather, when we are just being ourselves and quietly appreciating that allows for the Every Present Divine to show Its Face to Its Creation.
I stood on a spot where thousands of others have stood before, looking at water spilling from a lake, looking at the headwaters of the Mississippi. And I was struck with awe. Such a simple and such a lovely beginning to a such a life-giving and magnificent waterway.
The Mississippi flows north before it curves around and begins its southward journey. Like a fiddlehead fern unfolding. Or a nautilus shell. Or a whimsical shrug.