Did I fall asleep? Did I fall into some other place where the sun shines?
I may have, I am not sure.
It was, I think, a place where we spend our days a~wandering in the forest, kicking up leaves, traipsing through mud, the heady scent of loamy soil, of humus and decay filling the air around us,
seeping into our bones like some restorative tonic.
I must have closed my eyes for a moment.
Sunlight glows behind my eyelids, a dappled green light, a quietening blush.
And there in the stillness, there, do you hear?
The quivering trees, stirring the air as they nod and murmur,
whispering in your ear.
The muffled footfalls of small people running through the woods, voices calling to one another.
The rush of water over stone.
Which one is life's most satisfying sound?
Yes, I did, I crept away from it all, I stopped in the woods awhile and found this place that is quiet and still and does not require me to do anything, or be anything other than quiet and still. Time away from blogging and writing and being right out there in the online world. And I admit I am reluctant to leave this place, to return to all that I have created for myself in the world that exists through this magic looking glass that is my computer.
I find I want to read books again, to walk in the woods and swim in the sea, to meet with friends and chat and ask them how they are. To watch a film and actually sit on a couch for a change! Oh! To sit by the fire and sew again, to read and hang out. Does anyone else feel like this?
It's time to pause, no, to stop.
I am not going away, not yet, no.
But there is a lot I need to think about and plan and do.
It won't be long.
I'm just going to close my eyes for a minute, the sun is lovely......