Above and Within

I made my way
to my look out again.
The wind was incredibly strong
and it carried the chill of the ocean
along with it.
I sat down
atop my rock
and looked out
towards the horizon.
I could see the sun,
slowly setting
igniting the surface
of the ocean to my left
and illuminating
the damage
the recent fires had done
to my hills
on the right.
What was once teeming
with flora
was now
an almost alien wasteland
of black rocks
and a dark mixture
of ash and sand.
The wind
drowned out
most sounds,
save a few birds
that braved the breeze.
I clasped my hands
right
holding left
and closed my eyes.
The thought
of no thoughts.
The intent
of no intent.
The mind
of no mind.
Soon,
I was no longer
the writer.
Or the son.
Or the brother.
Or the friend.
Whatever frail identities
my ego clung to
were let go,
as if the very wind
had whisked them
far,
far away.
In this splinter
of time
the boundaries of my flesh
were broken and dissolved
to Nothingness.
Though it pains me to say it,
I have never felt more connected
to anything
in my entire life
than I did
during this moment.

I took a little longer
to walk down
today.
Not because I forced myself
to walk slowly
but because something deep within
needed me to take my time.
The sun.
The wind.
The dirt.
I was in all of them
watching me walk among them.
Watching me
find my way home.

~lt

2 thoughts on “Above and Within”

  1. I really love walking and losing myself on the beach in the Wintertime, on a clear, cold day in SoCal. I crawl out of my skin and become part of the bigger picture. There are few people I know who understand my love of the beach at this time of year.

    On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 6:26 PM Lunarian Thoughts wrote:

    > LunarianThoughts posted: “I made my way to my look out again. The wind was > incredibly strong and it carried the chill of the ocean along with it. I > sat down atop my rock and looked out towards the horizon. I could see the > sun, slowly setting igniting the surface of the ocean to my” >

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