Beautiful star spent skies. The night air so clean and crisp, yet warm enough to make your insides smile. The wind blowing through your hair, filling your senses with a brilliance beyond anything you could compare. The sounds of darkness covering just enough to leave a bit of a mystery, yet the moon spills its light softly balancing it all out. Such quiet peace sometimes can be found overflowing even in the middle of the chaotic mess this life brings.
The sky is two shades of liquid ink, running together much like two lovers in an embrace, intermingled until it seems as though they are one, but you can still see them as separate. You can take a walk in the thick “aloneness” that is there – but even so, somehow it does not feel as though you are alone but with someone, maybe if only in spirit as they walk under the same inked union.
The moonlights shadow is cast down and you see your silhouette as it seemingly dances even while you are standing still. A part of you and yet still separate. To think that even when you cannot see it, it is there waiting for the light to shine in the right direction to reveal its’ presence – it makes one feel less alone while watching the two dance in the night.
A shift in the wind brings a fragrance to your nose so sweet and alluring yet off somewhere hidden from the naked eye. What is this that you are drawn to? What is that makes you dart off into the night searching for the source? And if you find it, will it be what you thought it was, or something completely new and different from anything you’ve ever dreamt of? And most of all, is it worth searching for?
Steadily walking, keeping a slow pace as if to enjoy every step, never letting a moment pass that would be gone forever without the ability to retrieve, you are moving forward, stepping out of a time that once stood still. And something is different. Something has changed. There is something new that is lit in your eyes…something you haven’t even seen yourself, the only thing is figuring out what it is.
Breathe deeply, take it all in. The fragrance is intoxicating and you let your body go loose and begin to spin. Laughter emanates through the air and suddenly you realize that it is coming from you. Something you haven’t heard in so long, it seems as though you have come across a stranger but this time it is a stranger that you accept. No running this time. A full embrace of something never tasted before.
And the night’s walk has turned into something so much more. As the stars are seemingly motionless, watching and waiting on only you as you smile and hear you laugh because they know that you finally have enjoyed not a night alone, but a night united with yourself.
They shine brightly, almost winking at you in unison with the moon’s light, and somehow you know they are smiling back.
Loving yourself sometimes is like loving a stranger you’ve never met; it’s different, it’s hard to do, but when you do everyone benefits, even the moon and stars.