I recently went on a silent retreat and there were butterflies everywhere. I took 100 pictures and only a handful turned out. It is so disappointing. For whatever reason, it has always been hard to focus. Anyhow, when i am rich i will have a sweet camera.
We were surprised with a cooling rain shower that allowed me to take a nap outside. I almost didn't go at all, because i didn't want to "waste" my time on a retreat in the sweltering heat. It just reminded me that we cannot have everything planned out perfectly. And sometimes we are surprised by wonderful things.
Then the clouds politely cleared the sky for stargazing that night. It was delightful.
" The glory of God is a human being fully alive." -Irenaus of Lyons