Breath comes slow and easy as light begins to filter through, gently breaking up the night. Breathing yet with the earth, calm pervades, questions long released to dreams, and now forgotten. The breath comes as sure of purpose as the reaching rays of light, the unclaspable growth of all the tender, green things, the insistent push of the river.
The breath comes so sure of purpose until the myriad of little startles begin and proliferate, the alerts and notifications, the chirping of the self-holding devices somehow always there. The breath catches, its pace changes, as the chirps and tinkling bells and snippets of music begin to fill the day. Ever ready to make life easier, the beeps and vibrations assume the helm, tracking and steering breathlessly.
Breathing into the palm of the hand, eyes fail to scan the treetops, the skidding clouds, the sun pushing brightly through the blossoming catalpa, the other eyes that would speak if they could, life relentlessly unfolding and whispering away on the stream.
Without fail, night comes and pulls toward sleep. The breath falters back toward that slow rhythm, synced once again, breathing with the earth, sure of purpose as the sun reaches above the horizon.
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Breathing – such a natural thing that sometimes we’re not even aware of it. Beautifully written. I loved the way you described the various scenarios.
So many things we take for granted, lol. Thank you so much for your very kind words!🌷
Indeed. You’re very welcome 🙂
I like the serenity if the image, you know with the sky as the background.
Thank you so much! I, too, felt serenity and beauty when I chanced upon the moment. 🌷
Beautifully-penned, my sweet friend. ♥️
Thank you so much, happy to meet you!! 🌷
You liked my post on Juan Saludo’s site entitled “Our Greatest Regret Quote”. Thus, it prompted me to check out your site. I am so glad I did! 🎈
Oh, wonderful! And, yes, much truth in the words of your post! 🌷
Nicely written, Nancy. I feel as if it is something I could use for meditation. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, Terry! You always make me think. 🌷