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In observance of the movement

Experiencing the calm within the storm

Unhinging and reattachment

Chaos surrounds tranquility

All moving apart to come together

The heart beat

Expansion and contraction

Inhaling and exhaling

In essence, the rhythm of life

Picturing the wind blowing and, I, the wind

Moving through the things

Moving through each other

Breathing in, breathing out

The wind is flowing

As life flows through us

I close my eyes to picture this flow

I am the wind as my my chest expands and contracts

All combining to rhythmically keep me intune with the continuous flow of life

I, breathing in the life of things and, this form, that I am, being a part of that life of things

And with eyes closed, I see that we are all connected.

With great upheaval, can respond with silencing peace

Rainbow

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It was a really hard day today. The last thing I expected was to be surprised by a beautiful rainbow after it all…what a blessing.

“At its most basic reduction, the rainbow is an amalgamation of light – a perfect harmonic combination which produces a symbol of supernatural beauty, promise and enlightenment.”   ~author unknown

 

The Drawbacks of Being a Traveler

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As I sit here alone,

The traveler

I’m taught a valuable lesson

And mother,

Please forgive me!

As I sit here alone,

I’m thinking of you

As you prepare yourself for the funeral of your mother,

My grandmother

I won’t be there,

Everyone else will be

But I won’t

My eyes grow tired of supporting the rivers that pour from them

I have felt alone before but this time,

something feels different

I have concluded that this time,

It’s not aloneness that I feel, but desperation

I’m desperate

The traveler,

That has just learned that

Travel,

Just like anything else,

Has its costs:

Just as I have had the courage to travel to Southeast Asia alone, it’s now time for me to also have the courage to accept the utterly painful, desperation that I feel right now, during this time of grieving in the absence of family