Everything I know about life
I know from the ocean.
Joyous sunny days that kiss my cheeks.
Big-wave swell days that punch my gut with fear.
I know my battleground.
The vicious unknown of the heaving water
that threatens with suffocating self doubt
until Mother Nature releases it’s hold and I come up for air.
I know connection.
Positioning myself for the perfect one
that might perch me on its shoulder, fly me down its face
grip my feet under its power and support me
I know transformation.
Entering the water despite everything,
launching off a wave and being delivered all the way to shore.
I look back and wonder, How did I do that?
I know the sense of accomplishment.
Leaving the sea now more nourished in soul
after a day of challenging chaos.
The wind is soft and the water calm.
I revel in the sun, melting like golden liquid beneath
a horizon of hues of blue;
a sometimes blurred and fine line
that always teaches me well.
Passion & Grace,