Have you ever noticed the sun? It’s so warm and bright, but you probably already knew that. Of course. Everyone knows the sun is warm and bright. What a silly question to ask. But, actually, perhaps it’s not so silly. After all, I didn’t ask you if you noticed that the sun is warm and bright. I asked if you noticed the sun. Let’s say you did. Let’s say you watched it rise this morning. Actually, nevermind. I wouldn’t know if you did. But I did. I watched it rise this morning. I sat in a chair on my deck and watched it rise this morning. I couldn’t look straight at it, because that would hurt my eyes. Instead, I looked at the grass. I came down from the deck and looked at the grass in the field behind my house, and it was glowing. I bent down and touched the grass, and I noticed it was wet. That’s because there were dew drops on the grass. Then I saw that the sun was full in the sky. I realized that when I noticed the sun, I noticed the grass. I glanced up from the grass and saw a daisy, poking up through the green silky blades. It was pure white. It looked like it was glowing in the sunlight. I bent down in front of it and caressed its chaste petals. Then I sniffed it, and a sweet aroma filled my nose. I smiled, because I realized that when I noticed the sun, I noticed the grass, and when I noticed the grass, I noticed the daisy.
By Catherine Joy