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
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"