Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Unreluctant Soul:: Fills Me As The Sun: Birthday Part Two

Have you ever seen anything in your life more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon...

do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
empty-handed - Mary Oliver

What fills me: the vegetarian birthday feast and when the owner surprised me with a slice of pie with a candle in it...

and the chocolate cupcakes that you and your daddy made for me, and giving yourself a candle of your own to wish upon...

and that wooden sword you bought at Claude Moore to fight off imaginary beasts...

and the apple caramel crepe that we made for breakfast...

and the way the sun, low in the sky, blessed the horses in the paddock...

and the BALLOONS...

and when the sun bowed it's head to kiss the horizon...

and the adventure that awaits us this weekend!
And later
when we stand on our favorite mountain
empty handed
and full.

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posted by Wendy at 5:27 AM


Anonymous Jessica said...

I love it. Magical.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous pixie said...

GAH! Swooooon! I love the way he leaps through his life...and I wonder, where does he get that sense of celebration from? Hmm. I can't WAIT to hear about balloon adventures! xoxoxoxo happy happy month of your birth...

4:00 AM  

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