Friday, November 03, 2006

Calm

I was sitting on my back porch last night while the children were asleep, taking a break from the craziness of life. I settled into my patio chair which was a bit chilly, it sent a sudden shiver up my spine, but quickly disappeared. The November air was cool and smelled of burning hickory. I listened while the winds sent the leaves on their journey to another yard. The sky was extraordinarily dark which made the evening stars appear a bit more spectacular than normal. I took a deep breath filling my lungs with the icy air, it made me feel good, alive; it was almost comforting, I exhaled. So here I am I thought, 35 years of age living the life that I hadn’t planned on living.

Hmmm, it’s a better one.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Great post! Isn't it funny how things don't always turn out the way we envisioned them to turn out, but it's usually much better?

Kim Ayres said...

Those moments are pure bliss. I'm glad you took the time to really enjoy it. You need to find a way to recall it during the storms.

The Imperfect Christian said...

My life is nothing as I planned...it is much better! Someone up there knows much better than we do!