Winter dresses in muted blue tones on this day of peace. A crispclean chill cuts across the park, awakening January animals to perform for wandering visitors. Time stands still in in this bubble of stilled beauty. World turbulence, COVID updatings, and sounds of swiftling passing cars do not disturb the tranquil setting. It is in this quiet place that our soul whispers and finds stillness to withstand the strife of the outside world.
winter morning chill
cloudshifts share sky with sunshine
winter walk welcomed
daystroll at McDonald Pond
During my midday winter walk, I soak in the peaceful feeling nature presents. Watching life moving slowly, slows down the pace. Water sparkles; I watch diamond-studded shapes bounce in the water. A dog frolics, sprinting across the expansive grounds while a squirrel poses for a picture or two. The crispclean air fills the park. Conversations take on a different tone. Tranquility moves from nature to a space within the heart.
Please listen to a song, O Day of Peace, befitting of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
within the stillness
we can dream of peace for all -
in God we trust
I turn my Slice of Life thoughts over to Two Writing Teachers.