i took a walk alone. in a forest of tall, tall trees. so tall, all of the leaves were at the top, so all i could see were the trunks, one after another. there was a light breeze and when it came through, the trees lightly swayed making a soft whispering sound. and the world was so beautiful just then. as i was walking i spied an opening in the trees. i climbed down a steep slope all slippy-slidey like, using the tree roots like stairs and branches as my railing. the flip-flops on my feet were not helping much, but i made it to the bottom still standing and this was my reward.
the water was the palest blue...the prettiest blue i've ever seen. the sun made the ripples sparkle...it was magical. as i snapped the picture, i thought to myself, "this is what calm looks like."
when i got home, i sent it off into cyberspace to have it enlarged and printed and mailed back to me...that's still kind of amazing to me how that all works. and yesterday, when i slipped it out of the tube, i got that feeling all over again. a calm...deep in my bones. i'm going to hang it today. someplace where i'll see it every day. cause life is not always easy. and sometimes you have to make your own calm.
"Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface."