What is it that takes your breath away? Most recently for me it was the full moon rising over the rim of the Atlantic Ocean, emerging from the scrim of a hazy horizon. It was four pelicans flying overhead, their wide wing-spans creating shadows on the sand. And it was a shooting star, seen with a colleague at the annual Myrtle Beach Alexander Technique Workshop. (Thank you to faculty members: Renee´ Jackson, Dale Beaver, Glenna Batson, and Robin Gilmore.)
Click here for the tune that kept circling in my mind’s ear as I wrote this post. It was the theme song for the 1986 film, Top Gun. Never saw the movie, but the music was on the airwaves and became part of my life’s soundtrack. Vintage 80’s! a lyric excerpt:
‘turning and returning
To some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion
As you turn to me and say,
‘take my breath away’
May something or someone in your life inspire a breathtaking moment today. A few days on the ocean guarantees a gasp or two or three, but the possibilities are endless, right where you find yourself. Turn and return to the beauty before you.