The above art was made from Legos. Just a few of the amazing Lego creations now on display at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond.
Last night my daughter disappeared into a friend’s room upon hearing she’s find Star Wars Legos there. Her friend shares that he’d play with Legos all day every day if he could.
It’s truly wondrous what some people can do with these tiny bricks. It is equally wondrous how absorbing play with them can be for children.
Between these encounters with Legos and a few days of reconnecting with various friends, family members, and places part of earlier seasons in our life, I’m thinking about all the thousands of parts and pieces that combine to make a wondrous life well-lived. Each relationship, each experience, each landscape and constructed space, each taste, each sound, each smell… Each and every moment it’s own colorful brick that clicks together with the others towards a more glorious whole.
I especially like the black and white piece above… Thousand of pieces assembled to represent the dispersal of numerous seeds… To yield ever more seeds… New life that comes from letting go.
This is our first trip back to Richmond since moving away 2 years ago. We let go of the many little parts and pieces that together built a beautiful year for us here. In these two days we’ve picked up several of those gorgeous bricks again and appreciated them, knowing that they are not lost, even if we have for the most part let them go. New life springs forth yet.