Isn’t it beautiful that the Japanese language has a word for this? Sunlight filtering through leaves, and the gentle, moving shadows it creates, is one of the most lovely things God has given us, but it is one that is so often ignored or taken for granted. Simply knowing that there is a word for this has given me a greater awareness and appreciation for it.
In fact, as I sit here by my computer, surfing away, a perfect silhouette of the maple tree outside my window has crept into a square of light on the wall. I don’t know how long it has been there for me to see, and I don’t know how much longer it will last, but for now my throat is filling with wonder and gratitude.