On a sandy shoreline I sit, staring out at the vastness while pondering life. Warm granules fill the spaces between my toes as I wiggle them. "So comforting" I think to myself as a smile plays upon my lips. Seductively whispering messages of love and promises, a gentle wind blows about my face. Unruly strands of red flutter, tickling my cheeks. "So comforting."

Revisiting magical memories, rehashing major decisions, watching waves rolling in... rolling out; I breath deeply. Rhythmic. Inspiring, putting me in a much needed trance. I smile a real smile. "I feel you all around me" I say to no one in particular; but to someone all the same. Salty air invades my sense of smell, layering my skin and I'm fine with this.

I fill my mind opening and transforming all at once. Words, pictures, dialogue set free... circling me. Broadening in front of my eyes. Clearly I see my life before me hanging above the ocean waters like a silent picture show. I realize, a little surprised, how good it has played out. I reach out to get a tactical sense of what I'm seeing, but I'm left grasping air; hand waving in the breeze. I sit frozen in the moment contemplating when a sparrow perches upon my finger. Ruffling soft, shiny feathers she looks at me as if wanting to relay a message. You sent her... you sent her to me. I laugh. I laugh so hard I begin to weep. A deep rooted sob escapes my lips as tears streak down my face.  A weight has been lifted.

The sparrow calls out to me speaking in high pitched tones. Telling me it will be O.K with her sweet bird song. "No worries" she sings. I listen and I understand.

"I'm glad to have met you" I say to the sparrow. As if she was responding, she stretched out her wings and ascended into the air. I watch as she flies away into the emblazoned sky."Thank you" I whisper.

Raw feelings, doubt, and stress roll out with the tide. A new found knowledge present; confidence restored. Achieving what I've come for, I stand to go. Scanning the ocean once more, I store a picture of peace and perfection in my memory bank. Nature has healed me. Nature... and you.


This post was written for BloggyMoms Writer's Workshop


  1. I used to live in Puerto Rico and it was the mountains that did it for me. I drove inland every weekend to sit and stare at waterfalls and admire the rainforest. Always a sense of peace at the end of the day.

    1. Nature inspires me to write. I write more about that than anything else. Something about it that brings you back to reality and rejuvenates you!Thanks for your comment.

  2. What a beautiful, peaceful story. It reminds me of how I see things as my thoughts flow through my mind. This really touched me.

    1. Thank you!I really appreciate that. My only hope is to touch and inspire people with my writing.

  3. A beautiful healing in a beautiful setting . . .

    1. Thank you! Sometimes I only have to imagine being in a beautiful setting to regain my peace of mind and heal my soul.It's even stronger a feeling when I'm there!


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