I wish you peace

By October 12, 2017Wild Thoughts

I wish you peace

I wish you peaceful silence

at least for moments

in this world that holds so much volume.


I wish for you moments of bliss

when it is quiet inside and outside of you.

Perhaps it will come late at night

or in the pre-dawn morning.

Perhaps on a walk in the glory of a crisp fall day

or in the close embrace of a soft gray sky.


If you are really lucky,

you will find yourself away.

Away from things that hum and ring and notify.

In a place where Wildness prevails.

Where the sounds you hear are muted and natural.

And the quiet seeps in

as your own cadence begins to match

the breadth and beauty around you.


I wish you peace

in a world that splays its unrest and fears

on every screen and source of things.


I wish you the groundedness needed

in order to see through the haze

and find, again, the mystery and joy

that resides even in the crevices of our stories.


This is a robust and Wild world.

No one walks it free of grief or questions unanswered.

All the while we wake to miracles, gifts,

and connections weathered from a rich patina of time and love,

or fresh and new from unexpected places of belonging.


I wish for you, no matter where your story has you today,

the peace, perspective, and curiosity

to see, to hear, to feel your resonance

with all that is green,

all that is turning on this soft fall day,

and all that is Wild within and beyond.


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