We have been given a late summer this year, yet my heart isn’t letting go of winter peels.
Joy struggles in the shadows, planning an escape that bounces off the walls of life. Of the mind.
Happiness is truly within.
Sun might enhance the rainbows of our soul, like contrast adding sharpness to a photo defining its contours but it isn’t the essential ingredient.
Yet, I inherently know delight lies in wait, lurks around the corner. A lifetime doesn’t vanish into oblivion.
I slow my pace in all good summer tradition, setting aside guilt (for imposing my will to those around me) living days moment by moment, listening to the pulses of nature, savouring every sound, celebrating the notion of nothingness surprised by the calmness that proceeds, appreciating the wonders of wildlife accompanying us wherever we are, on a daily basis gone unnoticed…
We are born to think motion is the only motor of survival, the only form of sanity but we forget to retire for a while from the hubbub to calm the nervous energy that comes with it.
We still have more than a month left. I know this might last no longer than the ink absorbed unto this page but I won’t forget so easily those fleeting moments of unadulterated silence & invite you to do the same 🙂
A very pleasant summer to you all!!
Beautiful. Even your prose is poetic!
Thank you Léa, that really means a lot! My appreciation for this kind feedback ☺
You are most welcome jeannepoland!
Beautiful thoughts. Cheers Virginia
Thank you Virginia for your kind words! I appreciate the time taken, especially summer time 🙂
Beautiful sentiments, eloquently written. I well know what you mean. We all need to restock the well, if we are to continually draw from it. I attune myself with your words “living days moment by moment, listening to the pulses of nature, savouring every sound.” Just beautiful! Living simply, in tune with nature, taking time out to enjoy moments of silence, solitude and contemplation. Wonderful!
When we write, we post it, having no idea where our words will land, how it’ll be received and what reaction it’ll produce so when we get warm and genuine feedback it gives all the more pleasure. My sincere appreciation goes to you Isabella for these generous and kind words 🙂