We really have an amazing life.
I have to remember that every once and while, especially over that past few weeks. Chais and I have been trying to pull ourselves together, pondering more often than not “What the hell are we really doing?”
I’ve been questioning the decisions of life more than I EVER have before.
It’s good to just leave the worries behind, exit the confides of our home and do something outside the routine. Don’t you agree?
Today we just relaxed.
We went to our place of zen. The reservoir.
We find comfort here.
We ate fried rice. Drank coffee, water and beer. Pondered life. Took notes. Voiced dreams we’ve never spoken before.
We enjoyed time together away from our lap tops. We we laughed while listening to Tina Fey’s audio book and gazed at the reflection of the lake dancing on the ceiling of the straw roof. We took naps.
We welcomed curious visitors: a cat, a gecko and a dog.
We watched as the sun crept behind low-lying clouds allowing a light rain to fall upon us.
…and then the world seemed to mist over as it accepted a cleansing down-pour.
The combination of Bon Iver playing in the back ground and the multitude of droplets hitting the water played an almost life soundtrack. The audio, the smell of water hitting dry earth, & the misty aura of the vision before me created a moment in time that I hope to always remember. As tears formed in my eyes, out of my peripheral I noticed Chais ease into the water and it seemed he too was experiencing this same “coming-together” spell.
All the silly pondering discussed earlier in the day seemed to wash away. The “what ifs”, the “how comes” and the fearful wondering if we are living our life in the best sequential way was forgotten by this lapse of serenity. Through tears I gently whispered, “Thank you” as my way of surrendering to God …to myself… because it was here that I realized how truly amazing life is.
If we can have these imports of appreciation over our life lived, then we must be doing something right.
Within minutes the rain subsided and the sun yet again revealed itself. We paused in this stitch of time and allowed it to soak deep into our bones.
This day was exactly what we needed…it was a reminder.
Isn’t LIFE truly TRULY amazing?
Have you ever experienced a lapse of serenity…a “coming-together” moment? What did it make you realize?