Ever-Present Intimacy

Even in the morning, before the day greets the light, I feel the rush. This quiet urgency, this almost whispered insistence, as if there is a plane to catch and no time to waste; as if there is a destiny to fulfill and I have this one last chance at my shot before it slips away. Always there in front, a ghostly image of joyful living, a glimmer of greatness and possibilities, fading fast with my hurried footsteps. This promise to quench my thirst draws me on, beckons me with its wild beauty and taunts me with its beguiling ambivalence.

But something in my is shifting, turning away from the desert. Something in me says, “Enough.” I slow my gait. I stop scanning for what is missing. I stop chasing after a changing horizon and the elusive freedom for which I have longed. Now, I walk on this earth, in this body. I let each footstep hit the ground, each inhale fill my lungs, each heartbeat warm my world and I whisper, under my breath, “This is enough—this ever-present intimacy; this is enough."


Written as my daily intent on Friday, September 23, 2016.
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 photo Taken at sunset at the creek that runs near my house on September 22, 2016.

photo Taken at sunset at the creek that runs near my house on September 22, 2016.


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