Noticing things? So what. Am I noticing. Anything I haven't noticed before.
I noticed how the earliest leaves fall in the shape of tiny cups. Turned upward. What would I have thought of that before? I'd never have stepped on them, angry at their optimism. Years ago, if I'd seen them, I'd have picked them up, so delicately. And their slow drifts from life would have caught my tears. I'd have looked at their veins, still green and live inside. And I would have shaken my head, maybe even run the outside of their cups along my cheek, close to the lips, smelled deeply. Today, I stare at them from a distance, seeing how they collect on the lawn. There are too many to count, and they fall as I watch. Why are they all falling? If I got down close, squatted down, I think I would see how they hold air. I would wonder if the air inside was just ever so slightly warmer than the air outside. I would dip my finger inside, as if into holy water, or checking the temperature of warming liquid. I would lick my finger. Taste whatever is in those tiny cups, fallen early from trees.
This is something to try tomorrow.