August in the Nightime .......

To be worthy of the gifts of serenity in an evening , that would most likely be anyone's wish . As the brass pipes of the wind chimes swing softly in a gentle breeze , and above me the maple leaves rattle away almost silently in the wind. In the distance where my eyes no longer focus , I can see the movement of the pine bows on the north ridge. The natural life around me go's on ....... no matter if I am aware of it or not . I believe it takes a special concentration , one born of peace , acceptance and a serene mind and soul to recognize the truest gifts of nature . And that recognition ....albeit rare at times .........is right there waiting for us !

And it's called.......... "Living in the moment ".... Are you ?


Tonight the stars remain hidden
yet we know they are waiting for us somewhere
And we cannot see what it is we breathe
nor can breathe without the air

Yet all is well as hearts go on beating
and breaking too
Just as they are mended and starting over
that's just what they must do

My thoughts become internalized at the dusk of
daylight hours conceding
I have taken to sitting on the futon in
the screened porch ....reading

A cold beer for company and a mystery
novel looking up occasionally at the sunset
Yes...... I have taken to living in the moment
as some evenings I do wonder though
which moment?

But come ...join me
there's much room for company
But there's only one requirement
You too must sit ....with me ....."in the moment"





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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

What kind of beer? ;-)


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Nellieanna , I love the Micro -brews ! Vermont has a dozen or more ! ha ha . I'll have one for you ......... cause I'd rather have one with you!.....:-}


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Great place to be -- in the moment, where we need to live all the time. Up!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Sounds very "NOW" - in the moment! :-)


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

As long as it is cold and i can hear the birds singing, count me in. I feel like I am already there.. great write


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

My comment didn't post! Should I send it again?


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Xstatic , you're right on there ! thank you !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Got them both Nellieanna ! Thank you , Lovely picture !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cleaner , got a cold one here for ya !......:-}


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singlmomat52 4 years ago

In the moment, yes if we are to keep our sense of sanity we must live in the moment, It's a nice place to be, to just breath and take in the sounds and view of where we are and close our eyes and enjoy that simple sweet moment in time that is ours. Very nice hub ahorseback as always. Thanks for the nudge to make us stop and think and enjoy!! Blessings!!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Singlemom! One of my all time favorites as a hubber ! How Are You!.... you know well about serenity ....Be well my fine friend !


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Thank you!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you Nellieanna ! Its true !....:-}


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Living in the moment, it takes awhile to learn this, but it's a wonderful way to live....Enjoyed**


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Always ! And I hope for you that you are" there" too! .....hey we'll be "there " together!..............:-}


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Such a thought provoking prose kept so beautifully to highlight the importance of "the moment". Beautiful!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

QudsiaP, Thank you for stopping , We must get there from here !


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singlmomat52 4 years ago

I am well Thank You and how are you?? Still writing I see and what a blessing to read your hubs! I got engaged on May 19th, quite a surprise and very unexpected , and of course I said YES!!! Haven't set a date yet but will keep you posted. I am still happier than ever, I just really miss my kids and grandkids!! Be well yourself and keep up the good writing!!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Love quiet summer evenings watching the sun go down and the stars and the moon eventually appearing. A cold beer along with all that sounds great. Living in the moment is great as long as you capture the moment.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

I would love to, Ahorseback! Namaste!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Sorry ImKarn..im not the sharpest knife in the drawer , what is Namaste?.......:-} You are such an enigma lol....


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

LOl.. sounds wonderful I would love to sit in the moment.. what a great title and the poem so beautiful, I am so relaxed.. I would take a glass of red wine thankyou..lol.. I am so glad I found your poems

Hugs from Tennessee and sometimes Texas..

Debbie


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Great place to be!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Beautiful. I'm delighted to sit with you in the moment.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Singlemom , I've missed you here , come back soon !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy You and I ....in the moment ,thats us !........:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

ImKarn , your so cool !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Deborah , I travelin southern belle ! Wow ! Thanks for droppin in !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Audrey ! Yes , stop by lol! ......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Denise , what a pleasure to have you do that !....:-}

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