Wednesday, June 24, 2009

adversity.....



As darkness falls, a soft touch brush has left a roseblushing above the hills. A curtain of misty fog lifts up from the river. It's almost like there is too much water for it to hold that its turned into rising condensation. Perhaps its an offering to help cool the muggy heat leftover from an afternoon of cloudbreaking after torrents of rain. Firefly magic, merrily flit here and there leaving minute glowtickles in the still air. Stars begin to appear through the thin stretched clouds which continue to linger from the stormfront. Quiet hushes the birds who until recently were clambouring for orchestral attention.

They have gone to sleep.
As have the babies.....
As I will.......soon.

I take a deep breath......
I take in the beauty of a new night....
I listen to the tiny noises in the nature around me.
I let the night air breeze cool my skin as I gaze out at serenity.
I give thanks to the blessing of being able to live in a place that is safe and beautiful.
I send a prayer out to the human beings in Iran who are re-learning how to express their spirits and to grab hold of their future and their right to freedom. I hope that one day soon they can stand outside on the cusp of a summer night and have the chance to embrace serenity. May they know that all the world is watching....and that all the world is sending them prayers for peace.
May the clouds break freely...........and may the sun shine down on them.

5 comments:

Marja said...

Yes I hope that the sun may shine down on them too. Your post is like a relaxation tape. Still have to be alert though so I am clicking my heels and back to work

Gilly said...

We are so very, very fortunate tobe able to listen to a peaceful night without danger, without gunfire, without fear.

May those in Iran, and many other countries know peace soon.

Romany Angel said...

I love listening to the quiet of nature and the still night air. Everyone has the right to enjoy their own kind of peace. Amen to that Dana.

Awareness said...

Marja....It felt like a relaxation moment standing outside last night. The air was so still and it felt like everyone and everything was shutting down to sleep.

Gilly... We are so fortunate and sometimes I take it for granted.

Gypsy... And yet, so many around the world have never felt the serene touch of peace in their hearts. I try to imagine the terror and the anxiety that they feel on a daily basis but I don't think I'll ever really know its depths.

Steffi said...

Wonderful view of sky!Really beautiful!