Tell me a story, he said.
Once I swam in the purest and most beautiful ocean
The water calmed my soul as it washed over my skin
I then climbed a magnificent mountain, tall and powerful
It’s presence ground my body to the Earth, it energized me
Then I walked through a magical forest, full of life, trees to the sky
It’s clean air filled my lungs, urging me to live my best life
Then I lay in the grass, beneath the sprawling night sky
A profound darkness, broken by shimmering stars and the lovely moon
It filled me with immense love and gratitude
You my love, she said. Are my favourite story.
When my world is a whirl of chaos, colour and noise
There are a handful of things that bring me profound calmness
Laying flat on the Earth, on grass or sand
Looking up at the sky, blue and cloud or stars in the deep black
Breathing in deeply, fresh and clean air with my eyes closed
Hot wind or cool rain on my face
There is warm tea, dimmed lights and the smell of a new book
Sleeping in when its cold outside, rain dropping against the glass windows
Surrounded in a blankets warm embrace
Then there is you lover
To be wrapped all around in you, your skin pressed into mine
Breathing you in, fingers entwined.
There are only a handful of things…