Saturday, May 23, 2009

Path

Serenity. Each inhale filled with sweet undertones of flowers in bloom. A visual kaleidiscope of colors surround us in this veritable eden. Singing birds and skittering animals, inviting us into their melody, provide the sound track of our journey. These days are good, this path is smooth.

Peace. If only this could be the path chose more often. If only we could see our destination from our first tentative steps in it's direction. Those we choose too often seem filled with uncertainty of what is around the bend. Sometimes we are surprised and delighted. Others still, we find the azure sky over run with ominous, darkening clouds.

Anxious. What does the future hold? In thinking about tomorrow, we look at our hands only finding today has slipped through our fingers, swiftly. As if our worry could add more days, yet only takes them away.

Release. Little hand folding into mine, reminding me that you are there. Anxiousness seeps out of pores, forming puddles on the ground. Fading with our footsteps as we boldly return to the path to face whatever is to come. Together.

Serenity.

16 comments:

willow said...

That last paragraph is especially lovely and poignant. Enjoy that smooth path because there will inevitably be some bumps ahead!

Brian Miller said...

@willow - riding the waves as it is...but have peace. mostly.

subtorp77 said...

Oh man, that last paragraph! A flood of memories in my mind, comes forth along the paths I have travelled. Beautiful, Brian.

Auntie, aka Dog Girl said...

Oh! I didn't know you are in Lynchburg. I had a brother who went to Va Tech. Love Blackburg. Virginia is beautiful
PS
Meet you in Tweetsville!
I am auntchrisbronx.

JML said...

Virginia is a beautiful place! I haven't got to run around there nearly as much as I would like, but perhaps someday. I think life is supposed to be more like this than it is; we get too busy with everything we have going on, and things just get ridiculous. great post!

Dot-Com said...

That was great, Brian. Enjoy the roads ahead, even the ones with minor speed bumps that might appear along the way :-)

Daniel said...

Nice thought today. Thanks for the moment.

Marianna said...

Oh this post calmed me so! Thank you Brian...love your words everytime :)

Have a great day and up-coming week!!

Lola said...

What a glorious moment. Thanks for taking me for that walk down the serene path with your kids skipping along.

I'm treading a very bumpy road at the moment, but your words calmed me and made me feel safer somehow. There is hope in tranquility.

Ciao Brian, you have a wonderful life and a perfect family. Every day should be met with a big thanks and a smile.

Jen said...

How great that you are out there hiking with the kids! And yes, it is a good metaphor for the winding road of life!

Brian Miller said...

@auntie - not too far from Blacksburg. actually went down to work with the studetns for 3 days after the shooting last year. went to RU so real familiar with the territory. be looking for you tweeting.

@lola - thanks, i think they are pretty wonderful too. glad the words brought calm, however momentary. smiles.

@jen - we love it. would be out in nature all the time if we could.

@marianna - hope you have agreat week as well!

@jml - would agree we need to allow for the quiet peaceful places more often.

@dot com - they seem to come eventually.

@daniel - much love bro.

@ subtorp - ty. have a great weekend. been a busy blogger yourself. lovin the limericks.

Ronda Laveen said...

Beautiful day. Beautiful sentiment. All we have is "now." Cheers!

P.S.: Suitcase?!!!!? Holey, moley! What to do? What to do?

Valerie said...

Your post was so moving with it's wonderful words and wonderful sentiment. Thank you.

Candie Bracci said...

Truely beautiful words here!Beautiful.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

truly loverly.....

Brian Miller said...

@ronda - i don't know what i was thinking...when i suggested suitcase...
i blame it on medication.

@valerie, @candi, @mouse - ty