Be Still

It is evening, we are both tired from the travelling and colds that keep lingering in our lungs.

We sit outside the balcony of our unit watching a beautiful sunset.  I have a glass of wine in my hand.

We have a magnificent view.  We are silent.

We let the sound of water breathing in and out be our voice.

I am very aware that this is a privilege most people on the planet cannot afford.  The 2/3’s of the global population living on $2 a day or less, the African famines, the Syrian crisis.  There is plenty of pain to go around.

For the moment, I am grateful that I can be here.  I can see, hear, feel and be in a magnificent space. All my senses are still able.
That is all I am going to do for the next few days. Write. Walk. Swim. Breathe. Eat. Drink.  And feel the utter gift that I have all the resources I need to be still.

Be still.