Everyday Things

Picking up this pen to write.
Awakening to sunlight and birdsong.
The softness of the cat in your lap, and the sharpness of the claw in your thigh as she settles in.
The warmth of a worn pair of slippers and the comfort of a worn pair of jeans.
The happiness that floods you at the sound of a friend’s laugh.
Cool water on your skin as you dive in.
Feeling the gentleness and intimacy of fingers interlaced.
The sound the refrigerator door makes when it opens.
Inhaling the scent of breakfast cooking on a Saturday morning.
The feeling of returning home at the end of a journey.
Brushing your teeth.
The sound of thunder rolling across the sky.
That contented fullness after a good meal.
Watching your favorite movie, for the hundredth time.
Taking a deep, lung-filling breath.
That endorphin high after exercise.
Communing with the trees on a morning walk.
Turning on the lights as the day fades.
Settling in with a book as the rain falls upon the roof.
Sipping a hot drink on a frigid day, or a cold drink on a sweltering day.
The laughter of children.
The sound of toast popping up when it’s ready.
Just the right pair of sunglasses for a sunny day.
That shade of red that you only see once a year when the maple leaves turn.
A hug that continues to hold you long after you part.
The silence that accompanies a snowfall.

Everyday things.
Precious, taken for granted, everyday things
that shine like stars in a night sky,
distant and unreachable,
yet, breathtakingly beautiful
when seen from the distance of loss.

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Lynda Allen sees herself as a life in progress. Her personal mission is to be the purest expression of love that she can be. How that expresses is ever evolving and deepening. One of the profound ways that love moves through Lynda is in the form of words. She helps hearts to open through sharing those writings and words. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Rest in the Knowing, Illumine and Wild Divinity, a novel, Sight to See and a nonfiction book, The Rules of Creation. She is currently joyfully working on a new collection of poetry and essays titled Grace Reflected. Through all of her creations, Lynda strives to inspire others to open their hearts and embrace their journey, both the dark and the light, with joy. You can follow Lynda on her blog.

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