In South Africa we found some boulders that jet out into the ocean creating a sandy beach on one side and a rocky cove on the other. We crawled around them to get to the edge and I felt like a tiny ant working myself out of breath just to move an inch. In my mind I'm such a big deal, until I scramble to make it to the top of a rock, take note that I'm at the edge of Africa, and realize just how big and beautiful it all is. Then as a the finale to its colossal spectacal of beauty, the sunset turns the rocks pink and it all totally blows my mind.
Nature grounds me. It relieves any anxiety or stress about my tiny life but reminds me that no matter how big creation is I still play a part. I see that this whole big earth is moving and elephants and giraffes exist which are about the most creative pieces of life out there. Mammoth rocks lie on the coast somewhere in South Africa that are so big yet somehow there, like God flexing his much bigger than me muscles and telling me to take a breath cause he's got it.
I remember that life isn't a movie I'm waiting to start. It's sunrises and mountains, kindness and brokenness, and the cycle of life as it goes whether or not I tell it to. It's all moving, its chest rising and falling with the breath of life. I'm just a little piece of it. But it's now. And it's once. And it's all totally genius.
This beach by the way is really beautiful and close to Cape Town called Llandudno in Hout Bay. You can take the M6 from Cape Town which is a beautiful coastal drive and wander down the trail to the beach. Be sure to climb the giant rocks to get an even better view and see the gorgeous rocky cove just on the other side.