there was a comment left on my last posting, one about finding love. and she knows there will never be anyone but my Dragon. no, she wrote to me about finding my love of life again.
i used to love life so much; the moon, the sky, dogs walking along the road or the beach on some private doggy agenda, seeing the gulls fly overhead, standing on a bluff overlooking Gloucester Harbor on a frigid New Year's Day watching a dory sail safely home with a huge Nor'easter on his stern.
there are little public parks and walkways around here but they bustle with runners and joggers and are filled with smoke. yeah, a lot of the runners and joggers here smoke, or chew and spit. there's tobacco juice stains all around the paths. that odor rising in the heat doesn't lend itself to meditation.
but i saw a touch of beauty yesterday morning while making that long drive to work. it gets a little bit rural and there are stands of trees. the morning sky had low clouds from heavy rains the night before but they were lifting with the sun. and i saw fog, or clouds......wisps of white moisture rising to the sky like spirits on their way home.
they glistened and shined and swirled like gentle whirlwinds. and i swear that one of them, for a moment, looked like a dragon. the whole scene was ethereally beautiful. they thinned out as they climbed to the sky and then disappeared into the Heavens. i was in awe and wished i had had my camera. but i know i will remember this bit of visual magic and mystery for a long time.
this vision and what someone wrote to me about maybe finding my love of life again has me knowing i need to find the outside again. i need to find a place where i can be away from people. i want to walk and be with the things that are free and simple and naturally beautiful.
grief has almost killed me. his death has left me staggering under the weight of knowing i'll never have him back again. but nature is still out there. the outside is still there waiting for me. i'm going to go outside and find it.
and who knows, maybe i'll feel my Dragon's love better with a freer mind.