Sunday, February 17, 2013

hiking

Three hikes in three days!!!  Ahhhh! Vacations provide a wonderful excuse to hit the trails.  Today, as I was hiking green mountain, a westerly wind was blowing great gusts across the dry grassy hills, laying yellow stalks low to the ground in a rhythmic dance across a golden horizon.  I opened my mouth wide to swallow great gulps of air.  I imagined the wind traveling across oceans and savannahs, over desserts and mountain tops.  I imagined it caressing the whole earth before finding its way into my eager lungs by the mouthful, to be exhaled and continue on its ceaseless journey.  I smiled then.  Arms stretched wide, laughing at the arrogance of the human mind to imagine itself separate from the whole of life.

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