I’ve had two of the most profound and spiritual experiences of my life, both in one day.
A Southern wind blows, strong and slightly cool. water laps around me, a constant but varied rhythm. grass grows through a crack in the rock to touch the water. rocky tree-strewn hills march across the far bank, and a forest island with a house perched on it lays in the lake, and sun reflects through the water off of a granite floor.
after a time of contemplation, I jumped into the water, and swam with the choppy waves. I felt free. invigorated. alive. then I walked back to my car, and simply sat on the trunk, bathing in the warm afternoon sun, watching dragonflies overhead, and hearing birds singing to each other.
then, after a tasty meal, I watched the most beautiful sunset that I have ever seen.
A bold sun sits within whispy white clouds atop a tangerine horizon, reflecting in a lake dotted with islands, the sky a pale blue.
I cried, with tears of beauty and peace.
this week, much like Burning Man, has left me transformed. I am seeing the beauty of life differently.
I have watched the sun rise and set today.
I feel changed. I do not yet know exactly how.