I was just about to walk out the door on Saturday morning, for an overnight trip to Burlington, and decided to blow dry the ends of my hair (so it would flip up). This sounds pretty mundane…I mean, who cares if I took a few extra minutes to fiddle with my hair? But it wasn’t a usual thing for me. I was ready to leave the house; overnight bag packed, car warmed up and running, and suddenly I thought that I needed just a bit of curl? I cannot tell you how unusual this is. I am a pretty focused person when I’m going somewhere. If I say I’m going to leave the house at 10:00 a.m., 99% of the time I follow through.
But the feeling was strong, so I decided to do it. As I picked up the blow dryer, I saw a little mouse clinging to the cord (who then, suddenly jumped to the back of the sink!). Jack was still home so I yelled for him to bring the “mouse catcher” (he knew that I meant the cheese-keeper) and within a minute we had her/him under the glass and ready to be set free outside. I guess that many people would think that this was just a random coincidence: me suddenly needing to style, and a little mouse hanging onto a blow dryer cord for dear life (If I had gone away for 24 hrs, it is a pretty safe bet that the little guy would not have made it out alive with our 6 cats all inside for the day too)…but I know better. I know that beneath the level of our reasoning conscious mind, beneath the “pros and cons” way of thinking, the figuring out, the compartmentalization of life, and everything in it, that we are all here in a vast, mysterious, loving sea of connection; each tiny, seemingly insignificant piece, moving and affecting all others.
This song “Friends” from Elton John just came to mind when I was writing so the link to it is below. Have a wonder-filled day friends!