while sitting on a bench...

I was sitting on a bench under a large, old pine tree while waiting for a friend. Leaning back, I looked up through the branches, past the top, and I could see blue. It wasn't quite blue all the way really, although the blue pierced me. Piercing my eyes with too bright of light, piercing my soul with exquisite peace. My heart ached with wanting to touch radiance, wishing to be so free.  Even the woody branches seemed to beckon me from my seat.  I closed my eyes, feeling the breeze brush cold across my skin. In the next moment, the warmth of the sun kissed my cheek ever so gently, snapping me back to reality. Time could not be measured, nor is there any proof, but the memory of that lovely kiss will only be erased by tangible love's bliss.




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9 comments:

  1. All I can say is, beautiful!

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  2. I agree -- beautiful picture, beautiful moment, beautiful description! Thanks for sharing it with us! (By the way, I always feel the same way when looking up into a tree like that!)

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    1. It was really that magical, just not so wordy :)

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  3. Lovely compliment of words to your equally lovely photo. That sky is amazing peeking through!

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    1. Thank you very much for the compliments! The sky was so blue for a cold winter day. It needed to be celebrated.

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  4. lovely-I had to read it twice to soak it all in :)

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    1. I am pleased that you took time to fully enjoy the writing piece. It's a new genre: flash{non}fiction :)

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