What you really want for yourself is always trying to break through, just as a cooling breeze flows through an open window on a hot day. Your part is to open the windows of your mind.
A line of sweat beads at my brow, which seems to have a constant crinkle these days. It’s well over 90 degrees and I know the thick heat of summer is here to stay.
Caught in an unexpected reflection, my furrowed face disturbs me. I’ve never been a frowner. I cringe harder at the vain thought that crosses my mind: I’ll need botox by 35 if I keep this up!
Finally, a breeze picks up from the south and carries with it the sweet trills of a meadowlark and a whippoorwill. “We’re glad to be here,” they seem to say. My faces relaxes as I whisper back, “me, too.”
Uncertainty is more prevalent in my life now than ever before, but simple joys are still to be found. While grief ebbs at my heart, I take comfort in knowing one thing for sure: I am where I need to be.