A life in motion ......

A little essay about Ahorseback's near future ;

I stood and watched as the red ball of sun sank below the horizon , the gentle rising of the swells and the promise of a new dawn had again found my life , There is as we all know , only one direction that we can move .....forward. I truely believe that if life hands you any kind of dissappointments , that one way or another we have to learn to deal with them. We have to go on as if in life , onwards in itself is enough. One thing that I have found out about myself is that I love to be around movement in nature ! The sky at night , the seas the winds of time ......anywhere you stand at any moment , everything is moving .


The night sky is another of the elements of magic that move me , A few years ago , whew , that long , fifteen years ago ! ,I had met my wife we had begun camping out in a few of the many campgrounds around New England , We would sit up late at night and watch the stars , the moon , watch for the Leonid or the Perseid's meteor showers , It was the first time that I had actually realized that the night sky is in motion and it all moves in a circular pattern of motion . I suppose the telescope set in a fixed position helped me to understand that .

I grew up in the Northern mountains of New England , on the edges of small towns or totally in the country and I find that so often it's within the shadows that we sometimes have to look to realize the motions of life itself . I mean nothing in life stands completely still for very long at all . Observe the way that the sun or the moon keeps time of all of the motion on earth , I love certain parts of the day more than others too , for one the early evening hours , that's when the toils of the day are usually over with and the rewards begin to show themselves for those of us who live by clocks .

In the last couple of nights here while camping , the latest "blue moon" appeared , which is the fairly rare -second full moon of the month . I got up during the early morning hours and stood in the soft light of this "Blue moon " and contemplated much ! As I stood there the last coals of the nightly camp fire were sending off their soft red glow and softly snapping away . I looked out across the fields and saw the few lightning bugs lighting up the warm night air thinking , motion ! The stars were still bright as well , in spite of the overpowering moon, giving a bright glow to everything .

We are so lucky in this life as enjoy to all that which nature provides us , if only we take the time to enjoy all of these , sometimes , otherworldly experiences , yet so many times we simply don't take the time to enjoy , what with our hectic lives , those schedules that never seem to allow us our own time , our own way , in our own "movement" through this universe . Yet , as I go onwards through the next few months of changing times for me , I will regain movement in my life . I am retiring from work this winter , I am stopping this merry go round of toil !

And yet , I am not stopping the motion , actually I am going to become more mobile . I am going to become a gypsy if you will , I am going to join in that "movement " of the universe , that moving world that so enlightens me , my days and my nights , my life. , We will be becoming travelers around the US. This great country of our offers so much to see , so many things to do , Hey , I might even become a writer about it !




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Ericdierker 10 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I am moved. You write so well about what I hold so dear. A poet's touch, a picture without constraint or borders. The nights hot brew in hand and big socks on my feet, I could stand there with you, embers glowing and love my world without saying a danged word. I know my nature, but I have never known it like how you bring it to me. Muchas Gracias.


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always exploring 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

I think you've become that writer. I loved reading about a life in motion. It's all about stopping to smell the roses and notice the movement around us. Take care and be happy as you continue on your journey...


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manatita44 10 months ago from london

Yes, Bro. A Life in motion, nice! Some very beautiful reflections and painted scenery on your part, done very well. Lots to contemplate as we move forward ...God's speed!


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ahorseback 10 months ago Author

Eric , kind sir , thank you . As a man of the desert , I can imagine the socks , the mug , even the light occasional conversation .......:-}


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ahorseback 10 months ago Author

Hi Ruby . Thank you , You are just the sweetest !


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ahorseback 10 months ago Author

Manatita , Thank you my friend , That's pretty kind !


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MsDora 10 months ago from The Caribbean

Wish you would write about your observations as you travel. You do a good job, and 'movements in nature' is an interesting topic. Thanks for sharing and best to you, going forward!


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ahorseback 10 months ago Author

MsDora , I actually plan on writing about my travels , much of my time will be in desert southwest of America and following the northern Rockies routes as well . I do love the outdoors a lot and am by nature a quiet observer . Thank you for reading !

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