Monday, March 23

Fresh Air

I made some calls to lift my spirits, my heart was heavy. I thought some tears would cleanse me, but still my chest wore the weight of loneliness. Dragging my feet I closed the door to my apartment.

I walked the dirty snow lined streets within the walls of Old Quebec. I let my mind drift with the gentle breeze. Face to the sky I embraced the spring air. My chest filled while I counted to 10...back down it went. Each time counting my blessings.

Beneath each step I stunk deeper into 400 years of history. Founder Samuel de Champlain took my hand to share his city. Sculpted faces lined the sidewalk with pride. Joyous bells harmonized with the song of the sparrow. I took the muzzle of a beautiful horse in my hands. I shared a story about my days in the west and thanked him for the tender gift of listening.

Loneliness today slowly defined itself. It was then that I realized how lucky I am to have special people to miss.




17 comments:

Renuka said...

I like your way of writing..very soothing..

Lori said...

What wonderful words and beautiful pictures!

DawnS said...

Living 12 hours from my closest family I too am thankful that I have them to miss!

Janiece said...

Love your words

Julia said...

That was a lovely way to express the moments.

Cherie said...

Beautiful pictures! What a lovely place to think things out.

Hope your heart is feeling lighter!

blueviolet said...

That was so beautifully written. :)

lmerie said...

Wonderful post! Another page for your book . . . hope the loneliness leaves soon!

Smiles!

Scary Mommy said...

That was beautiful! It's nice to have people you care about so deeply you miss them like that. :)

Jen said...

these are great pictures. and you put loneliness into words wonderfully- and gave it new meaning. i have to remember that.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written post-lovely pictures. You are very blessed!ME:D

Tim said...

very nice. loved everything about it. Made me wish I was right there with you.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Jill said...

I'm sorry you're missing people, but you're right, it's a blessing to have people to miss.

barrett family said...

I really enjoy your blog! Thanks for visiting mine.....come on over anytime:) -Misty

Bee and Rose said...

I could completely feel myself in your shoes...that's why I love to read your blog:) Your way with words is so beautiful!

Natalie Jane said...

I need a vacation. Can I come visit :) Looks lovely.

Sugar Boogers & Tantrums said...

Wow!! That is cool.