As I witness the unfolding of leaves and petals, I notice my own physical and emotional being mirror their movements. From a position of snuggled up, holding in warmth to protect myself from frigid temperatures, I gradually find myself stretching out more, exposing my limbs and feet to the sunlight, to the breeze, to the falling raindrops.
I find such an ease in this process of unfolding… as though there was a deep longing buried in winter that seems to emerge and eagerly soak up sunlight, raindrops, and as many floral scents in my landscape as possible…a reverberating exaltation… a resounding Yes!!
This weekend my partner and I camped, rested, hiked, and mountain biked at Caesar Creek State Park in Ohio.
We found ourselves mesmerized by the movement of the water, by the brilliance of the sunset, by the chatter of the songbirds, by the dance and flicker of the campfire…
~ Rainer Maria Rilke