Friday, May 29, 2015

A Lovely Dream














As the sun began to peek, the clouds turned pink and welcomed in a new day. She walked over to the edge of the hill and raised her arms out to the side with her palms up. The energy of the day was pulled into her body and her thoughts drifted out over the prairie. A simple chant came to her, she wasn’t sure what it might mean, but offered the words she felt to the gentle breeze. “ Je sens la richesse de l'amour et le bonheur que vous partagez avec moi aujourd'hui.”  Another language spoke to her, a simple set of words she really didn’t understand. It seemed like it was someone speaking to all the living plants and animals around. She offered her thoughts again, this time using what she felt. “I feel the wealth of love and happiness you share with me today.” It had a blend of thoughts and similarity to what she had been thinking. It was a powerful verse, one that flowed from her lips across the region and joined with other beautiful thoughts drifting around. She opened her eyes and thought of this simple thought as a way to enrich her day as well as for others. A Red-bellied Woodpecker chattered as it flew overhead, and she felt they shared their existence with everything around. A smile spread over her face as she thanked the woodpecker for its greeting and she traced a path across the hills. This would be the path she would choose today and share with others, her love of the land.

She walked to the top of another hill and stopped to catch her breath. This was a rough terrain and she had to stop frequently. She tried to imagine what it was like to live off this land before civilization had changed it so. A cluster of flowers dried from the frosts caught her eye, the suns angle making them glow. Everywhere she looked the beauty beckoned to her and told her this was a place she would visit often to enjoy the spirit that it gave to her soul. A fallen tree offered comfort to sit and gather back her strength. Getting out her water bottle the liquid soothed her parched throat and comforted her tired muscles.  She sat for quite some time, not caring what else she had to do for the day; it was so heavenly where she was. As she walked back to her car, she recited her verse many times. It was like a prayer to share over and over again, sending her thoughts out to all she had loved and met. Her happiness was carried away on a gentle prairie breeze, for all to enjoy around her.

11 comments:

  1. The Woodpecker shot is absolutely stunning. Love it.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Wonderful prose. I've planted that little red and yellow columbine a couple of times but it never seems to last more than two years.

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  3. A very spiritual dream that makes one think of the land and what it was.

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  4. Lovely text and sweet pictures!

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  5. I have walked around with many of those thoughts in the lovely dream. Beautiful.

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  6. Good post. I always like your pictures, and I always like it more when you write a bit more than usual.

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  7. I can see it and I can feel it. Isn't that what writing is about?

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  8. Hi Steve - yes what was life like ... the planet has evolved so much, and created so much beauty ... we are but a tiny part of it .. much less pretty than so much of the earth. I'm glad you're able to get around - though note the knee is still sore ...

    Take care and enjoy the great outdoors as you continue to improve .. cheers Hilary

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  9. Steve, enjoyed your writing once again. Nice to read another one of your prairie pieces. Thanks for the image creating piece and the bird pics too.

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