Originally posted at Blogger in February 2012
I stood outside in the cold, shivering on this February morn. I looked to the morning sky and was surprised by my tears. I began to cry at the quiet beauty before me. I stood embracing this glory and was treated to so much more. I heard one single bird, one Cardinal I imagine; he called to me I think, two single notes, one high, one lower. He beckoned me to stand still, to take in the beauty of this gift. Each day, this beauty, this moment, this day passes so soon. I stopped thinking about the next moment, the next step, the next hour, the next day. I stood in calm and breathed in. I stood still and breathed out. I became stilled in awe at this beauty. I am stilled for a moment. I am at peace. I am at peace.
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