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 !