on 28 Jan 2015

A post from Natalie, Winter Break Of Code, Day Sixteen

Today, I watched sunlight dance atop billowing waves, a natural circus spectacular.

I meditated on two syllables, allowing my breath and heartbeat to synchronize, and I too became a part of the show.

No longer a spectator, I rejoiced in the form of stillness, a stillness I can sometimes hold and carry with me throughout the day.

These things are beautiful gifts.

Everything’s changing rapidly. The waves seem heavier than ever. But I am learning to surf, and experiences like this are giving me strength and perspective.

A butterfly lay dead on the table outside. It was cast down by the monstrous force of the circus of the billowing waves dressed in sunlight, and of course, my heartbeat and breath, they were there too.