Rising Park, Lancaster, Ohio


I think it was the vivid sun that drew me outside. There was a spring sky, bright blue with wispy clouds and new green pushing out of every plant and tree. The aliveness of everything was overwhelming, and it pulled me away from my thoughts and worries in a flash. The warm sun caressed my face. It seemed like there was no end to the feeling, no limits to how far it extended. How can I be tangled up in the endless to-do list of my mind when this is here, always waiting? All I have to do is step out of myself and open to it. Like some transportation beam, this shine of the natural world can whisk us off; in a second, it’s a new day.