Ten Things That Bring a Lightness of Being
A warm housecoat and a small cat curled in your lap.
Warm peach pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Laying on your back on an anchored sailboat in summer.
Waking up in the morning after sleeping as long as you want.
Walking a trail that only you and the woodland critters know and use.
Sitting on a blanket on a beach and watching the sun go down.
Passing out candy to small children in Halloween costumes.
Coasting down a swell on the bike on a warm breezy afternoon.
Standing next in line for the Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point.
In a prayer circle with loved ones, praying for each other.
Morgan Dragonwillow (and today’s co-host Punam) is the host of OctPoWriMo. Punam says:
So, what does lightness of being mean to you? A stress free, guilt free life or an ethical, by the rule book life or is it the same for you? Does being light literally means shedding all those extra kilos/pounds? Or shedding fears, guilt, shame and disappointments? I would love to know what lightness of being means to you.
During NaPoWriMo this year one of the prompts was to write a Sei Shonagon style of list of things in poetry or poetry prose.
image: “Woman with a Cat” (1880) by Edouard Manet (1832-1883)