to see the cool bright day before me
and take in the music of garden,
the distant murmur of the sea.
To remember the stars above my head
whenever I waken
and the moon slowly turning
around the planet turning too.
To remember the continents afloat
and the sands over the mountain
at the beck and call of waves.
To enjoy each breath I am afforded
and to smile more than I have, to smile in the eyes.
To smell the freshness of time in the morning
instead of feeling chased all my life.
To learn the meaning of rest in a given moment
and to give back generously.
I am seeking to throw off this old skin that
May I be born all over again
and see everything for the first time?
May I be able to appreciate the
glorious life I've been offered?
May I take your hands and be led
in peace and quiet even though there
is a noise, a chaos all around me.
Let me be in the silent place
of knowing I am loved.
Photography - Bethany Legg Unsplash