Entering The Night

Settling on my blanket on the bluff last evening I felt so glad that I had packed up my basket with the usual: my camera, wool shawl, journal, pen and glasses. The setting sun was painting the clouds in broad strokes of orange hues. A mountain peak or two were still lit up as I felt the movement of the ocean moving me in some unfathomable way.

It felt heavenly to sit on the earth with solid rock and soft moss beneath me. Having listened to some brilliant story tellers just before I was called outside, their stories, their words, the mystery contained in them, was still alive in me and moving through me in this present moment. My heart was tuning in.

Slowing down to the speed of now I watched my hand move the pen across the page while listening to the birds settling in the last glow of light. Their voices becoming fainter, less frequent, quieting one at a time, until only the sound of the ocean and wind remained.

My body’s need to stretch in the much cooler air made me shift and something outlined in a tree in the distance caught my attention. The camera revealed the shape of a bald eagle also settling in for the night. He must have been there all along, silently witnessing the ending of the day from his perch. It suddenly dawned on me that this is probably the same eagle in the same tree that surprised me a few weeks ago while I was looking at a beautiful new house being built not far from me. As I was admiring the new creation something suddenly had made me look up in the tree beside me. Yes, something in me just knew that this was the same eagle.

As the first stars appeared in the darkening sky I appreciated his presence. It was lovely to share entering the night with him.

3 thoughts on “Entering The Night

  1. Steve Mawdsley

    Admitting Grace . . . from my morning exposure to life.

    On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 1:18 PM Drawing Back The Curtain wrote:

    > drawingbackthecurtain posted: ” Settling on my blanket on the bluff last > evening I felt so glad that I had packed up my basket with the usual: my > camera, wool shawl, journal, pen and glasses. The setting sun was painting > the clouds in broad strokes of orange hues. A mountain peak o” >

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  2. swadharma9

    beautifully told! i felt like i was sitting there with you, soaking up the wonder & magic🌞🌳🌞 what a blessing to experience the bird, the sunset, the dusk! what a gift to others is the sharing of the blessing!❤️

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  3. Jazz Jaeschke

    “Wish I were there” would be an understatement! Beautiful images, beautifully written.
    Your words “tuning in … slowing down to the speed of now” mirror my current aspirations. Now is (as always) unpredictable but that’s all the more reason to approach slowly, tuning in. I wouldn’t want to miss an eagle on a branch overhead!

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