Ahhh... Summer vacation at the beach.
If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.
Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama
Ode to My Beach
I am watching the sun burst
through the nighttime blanket, pink and
sliver scales dancing over the ocean.
I am rising with the tides, days like blinks,
and study the constancy of ocean waves
moistening the rising auspicious heat.
I am digging my toes in the hot sand
and find later in the evening the cool
refined crystals feel like grains of silk.
I am walking in the summer rain,
holding my daughter's hands, and
we each feel and give the same peace.
I am swinging on the aged porch swing,
knowing how I have come home to
breath in the settled air of my life.
I am creating my future with words
and know it is not cloudy anymore
in the four chambers of my heart.