Reflections play a trick on me
It’s hard to tell what I see
Rocks seen clearly from the waters edge
Glacier Point with its white highlighted ledge
Snow-covered logs and tall pine trees
Clouds changing with the breeze
Swirled ice sheets drifting with ease
Tiny flakes tickle my nose
Bringing a calm to my heart as the Merced River flows
This is a peace that only Yosemite knows
In the quiet winter days listening to nature’s echoes
Absolutely perfect in every single way
Lucky me to spend time frolicking on such a day
Creating a new memory that is sure to stay
Of unsurpassed beauty, perfection and carefree play!
It’s all just an illusion
we believe what we want
like listening to the rain
until we realize its just the warm front
melting the snow off the roof and window panes.
An incredible sense of love
fills me when I see you
in all your gracious beauty
and your omniscient reign.
You are so natural
so perfect just as you are
nothing else can even compare.
Your light shines so bright
your features so true
lately I’ve come to realize
that its always been you.
I feel a part of you
I think I always have.
You bring peace to my heart
and love to my soul
to be in your presence
I know will never grow old.
To breathe in your air
to caress you with my fingertips
to listen to your whisper
to let you fill me with your spirit
so warm and so true.
I am blessed to experience you
you make me a better person
and I want to thank you
for your timeless love and support.
The last couple of weeks have been like a world wind. I have had to come back unexpectedly to the United States after hearing word that my grandmother was in a grave condition. She still isn’t doing well, but is hanging on. I have experienced a lot of culture shock since I arrived back in my own home country. It is hard to describe. When I first realized that I could understand the conversations happening around me on the plane and then sequentially at the airport, it threw me off. It was like all of a sudden I could hear everything again. Like I had been deaf for a long long time and voila! now I could hear.
I spent time back with my family in the Central Valley of California, but it is always an overwhelming experience there and that certainly hasn’t changed. I have dubbed it the land of flowing milk and republicans… shew. That along with a few days of constant family time and I needed to head up to Yosemite, where I have called home during the majority of my adult life. I am still in the loop with my grandmothers health and condition and am much much closer than I was before and I think everyone feels better about it. A part of me feels like I should be back with them visiting my grandmother every day at the home, but it just takes so much out of me and I don’t feel strong enough to support that right now. I am hoping I will have the strength, the internal strength I need soon so I can return and be there for everyone.