I was going to be late for church yesterday morning but I had to run back into the house for my camera. Going back into the house set me back a little but what really delayed me was that when I approached Quaboag Pond in Brookfield, Massachusetts, I saw that it was completely and utterly flat.
Now, I’m a sucker for a good water reflection picture and I would have kicked myself had I not run back into the house for my camera because the pond was, well, it was like a mirror. I stopped and took a couple dozen pictures knowing that I was running late but not really caring. The fact is that I would have driven by the pond with just a glance and a bit of regret had I not had my camera and I would have missed that particular gift from Mother Nature. To me, there is much spiritual worth in appreciating how beautiful the natural world is. And my camera helps to remind me to take the time to stop to see and appreciate it even when I’m supposed to be scurrying along.
After the service, on my way back home, the breeze had picked up and the pond was rough. There were even small white caps lapping around the shore. As it turned out, I didn’t miss any of the service. Lila, our music director, was just finishing up the opening music. So I was sure glad that I went back into the house for my camera.