“As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.”
Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.”
~ John O’Donohue
In the stillness of not- quite- awake- yet- no- longer- asleep, a sacred space free of thought, free of burden, free of fear, I find myself resting in a place of non judgement, a free flowing awareness of what truly touches my soul.
The most profound moments of purity and grace are found in this secret place, for it is here I find shelter.
In the arms of my Beloved
For a brief moment in time
Home once again
Held close, sheltered from the harsh autumn winds
My face nuzzled in the warmth of his strong, soft chest
A sacred soul dance
Together, we become one, dancing in perfect rhythm with our wildly beating hearts
A wind dance
The merging of earth and fire
I gaze deeply into his soft, tender eyes
My heart, so full
A deep sense of the most profound peace.
Igniting an unquenchable fire
The flames of love burn within.
I am my Beloved’s and he is mine
I kiss softly his icy cold cheek
Exposed to the wind, he keeps me safe and warm
A seemingly small sacrifice
A profound message etched forever upon my soul
My rock, my shelter from a world so harsh, so cold
My safe place
A tender, honey sweet kiss upon his cold lips
My offering to him.
For words are meaningless here
A dance in time, a heart song of unconditional love
A sudden shift of the wind.
Alone once again
A sweet sigh
A bitter goodbye
The wind awakens me to a harsh reality
Yet, it carries me back home to this sacred place
time and time again
This place of not quite awake, yet no longer asleep.
And in this place of longing
I find shelter once again
I find shelter within.
Author: Amalia Yosefa
Editor: Renée Picard
Painting: Author’s Own