the breath of solitude

IMG_8815 Being single after a serious long-term relationship is like slowly peeling off your winter coat. You’ve pulled it snugly around your frame for months (years, really), hugging it tightly as a daily reminder of protection and security; clutching it vigorously during the worst of storms; shedding it gently in heated homes as you’re greeted with warm tea only to return it to your shoulders a few hours later just as secure and comforted as before.

Then softly, subtly, the scent in the air changes and the weather with it. You slowly roll up your sleeves and unnerved, begin to slink shoulders out into the unforgiving light. Continue reading “the breath of solitude”

The Magic

The sun is shining – the sun is shining. That is the Magic. The flowers are growing – the roots are stirring. That is the Magic. Being alive is the Magic – being strong is the Magic. The magic is in me – the Magic is in me. It is in me – it is in me. It’s in every one of us.
– Colin, “The Secret Garden”

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Colin is right. The magic in life is celebrating all its facets.

Rapt wonder
Light bursting
A breeze’s caress
Sweet green scents

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