This evening, on Hwy 75 between Denison & Sherman, TX there was the most beautiful rainbow that seemed to last forever. The colors were vibrant & so alive. The greatest feeling of peace & joy washed over me.
Driving back to OK on Hwy 84, the top down on the 'Vette with the wind blowing across my face I felt so alive, so free. It has been 15 yrs since I was on the back of a Harley, but tonight I had that same feeling again. The darkest night, a cool breeze blowing through my hair, across my face. The feeling of flying through the darkness toward home. I think that must be the feeling when you die. Pure joy, freedom, & excitement with the wind whipping you along toward Home. I know why my brother was smiling when he crossed over.
Tonight the air smelled so clean, just a hint of rain still in the air. The air was fresh & I just couldn't suck it into my lungs fast enough. I just settled down in the seat, closed my eyes, breathed deeply & lost myself in the music, the night, the darkness. I could have driven back roads all night just letting my senses experience the darkness, the smells, the feel of the wind, the coolness on my skin. There in the darkness it was like being alone to truly experience the Universe as it readied the night. The stars popped out, I could imagine that the nightbirds were beginning to call in faraway fields, the night creatures beginning to emerge for their adventures. Somewhere I am sure a coyote howled, but I could not hear it. Then as the night begins to turn to day the night creatures will scurry home to sleep & the day will awaken with the calls of birds. I love to hear the cooing of the doves as day breaks. The sun will rise, the day will be come hot, & all will seek shelter in the shade of trees.
It is truly the simple things that bring the most pleasure. Tonight was one of the best nights of my life because I remembered to experience all that was around me in the moment. To live completely in the Now. To see the beauty of a hot day turning to a lovely night. To know that all was right with the Universe. To know that generations of people had experienced that same beauty. The Circle of Life goes round & round. It stops for no one but we can stop & experience the Moment. "Life is not about the breaths we take, but about the Moments that take our breath away".