Solitude

This past Tuesday was an absolutely beautiful day in North Carolina. The sun was shining and everything had the smell of spring arriving in February. Unfortunately, this warm spell was short lived, but Michelle and I knew we had to get out and enjoy the moment. We took our Hammocks and walked the Greenway behind our apartment until we found the perfect spot to hang out. Suspended between the trees, we both caught up on some reading while Athena (the dog) rummaged through the leaves. Needless to say, it was the perfect ending to the day. While we were lying there, it occurred to me that the setting sun and surrounding scenery captured the Weekly Photo Challenge of Solitude perfectly.  

Amidst the world’s noise,

It is hard for me to listen,

I focus on the earthly,

lost in news headlines

and daily struggles.

I forget, to breathe

In

and out.

I forget, to seek peace.

* * *

Amidst the world’s noise

It is hard for me listen,

To your guiding words

Of love and salvation.

But, as we hang here

Under the trees,

You speak

And I hear.

Solitude, has been found.

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This past Tuesday the sun was out and it was too warm to pass up an opportunity of being outside suspended between the trees.
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A shot of the setting sun during our Hammock adventure.

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