Sunday, May 4, 2008

Feeling Good

"Birds flying high––you know how I feel
Sun in the sky––you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me
And I'm feeling good..."
(Leslie Briccuse & Anthony Newley, as performed by Nina Simone)

There is a spot, a secret place somewhere between Here and Now, Way-Back-When and Someday-Soon, a cozy place under the purple-flowered boughs where, if the sun is shining from the most perfect spot in the quiet morning sky, if the air is warm and the butterflies are flittering in just the right way across the grass and clover, time stands still and all the magic and music of the world can open up to you. You can spend an afternoon laying under the flowers looking up at a sky-blue sky listening to the bees drone from above, feeling the subtle tickle of a single ant crawling across a bare foot, your head resting on the belly of your good, red dog, rising and falling as his heart thumpa-thumps gently only inches away. It is a perfect place, this hideaway where all that matters is now and there are no worries of how long you've been away or when you should be heading back. If you're ever here with me in the Spring time, I'll be sure to take you. Even if you don't ask. You should see it. It will make your spirit sing.


liz said... comments are necessary...
This is as beautifully stated as it gets..

Charlie said...

There's nothing better than hanging out with a good, red dog!
- Charlie

CJ said...

Beautiful picture and words.

Charity said...

Wow! What an artistic take!