Spring 2k16

The last step upward, the last rung

Those in between moments during which you never even complete a breath because your panting falls irregularly, overflowing into more than one, your body suddenly requiring larger-than-life lakes of air

Those in between moments you never notice because your consciousness has already jumped into that next one: brighter, more space and more air.

Suddenly you are above the treeline & you’re looking out towards where you came from.

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& you emerge from the in-between

& you’re looking back towards where you came from.

You are on top of your world.

But you see so much more than just your own path; suddenly you have a 360-degree view. It’s just as you were told the whole climb up here: you’re not alone.

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Now your breath, that moment you emerge from the in-between and you’re looking back towards where you came from, is, too, a living, breathing thing.

A breath that allows itself to be beautiful

Allows itself to rest because that’s all it needs to be doing

Allows itself to be cradled by the world spread beneath it:

Allows itself to float, drift, dissipate across the horizon, the way the smoke of a campfire predicting stormy weather listlessly spreads into adjacent spaces.

Allows itself to open its eyes wide enough for it to catch at the beauty of the world spread beneath it: blue and green, dusted with the frosty haze of distance, yet still clearly, ferociously alive

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In the moment that this breath occupies, is it a mountain you are summiting? A water tower? A rock face? A day? A year?

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You emerge from the in-between & you’re looking back towards where you came from.

This moment is one of the best moments.

This moment is one of lightness.

This is a moment of peace.

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One thought on “Spring 2k16

  1. Yes grasshopper, those are tears. Thank you.
    What if all if these “in betweens” are themselves a place, a time and a world? Can we jump through in-between and discover a new place? Can in-between be a destination? Or… Is in-between the journey and never the end?

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