Friday, May 30, 2014

What a Lovely Morning


What a lovely morning. 

The sound of a thousand crickets chirp as if saying hello to the sun. The air that wafts out of the Canyon is heavy with the sweet thick scent of Russian Olive trees, overwhelming my senses like ripe honeydew melon in an enclosed room. 
The creek babbles with stories of the eons, chortling with joyous remembrance, and quiet murmurs of changing times. 
My mind becomes still and the present envelopes me. 

It is a wonder I get anything done, ever.
I would much rather sit here surrounded by the blue sky, listen to crows mock, feel the breeze and sun on my skin, than enter the world of busyness and accumulation.

The words of Mary Oliver come to mind, "It is what I was born for- to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world- to instruct myself over and over in joy and acclamation."

Ahhhh- it is a lovely morning!

Wishing everyone "a peace in the moment" day 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Natural Respite

Nature is respite.

 Where else can you exist without judgement?

Nature does not weigh in on whether you are attractive, overweight or underweight. Nature cares nothing about what you have, if your clothes are in style, who you are sleeping with, your race, your religion, your sexuality, your past, or your future.

Nature goes about its business, wondering only for a moment if you are safe. Once you melt into the landscape you merely exist. No name, no story. 

How refreshing!

When you are feeling beaten down and worn out, tired of your story or what other's think, or have forgotten how to just be, it's time to check out of the rat race and get back to your roots.

What are you waiting for?