It’s dark and 28 degrees. The wind is warm and welcome.
Apart from a dog barking in the distance and the rustling of leaves,
it’s silent and peaceful in my little corner of the world.
The daytime brings a heat that saps your energy
and makes it so hard to concentrate on anything but the call of cooling water
There are geckos on the walls and ceilings of my little outside space
waiting to catch the Mosquitos and Moths that are drawn to the light
And the cicadas that sang all day have ceased their endless chorus,
No doubt resting up before tomorrow’s symphony begins again.
It’s time to reflect upon the day and plan for tomorrow
Today there were happy times, but also an amount of sadness and frustration
Caught up in the preparations for someone else’s wedding
Brought a share of excitement for their future and fulfilment of a job well done
Taking a beloved family pet to the vet serves as a reminder that all life is fleeting
And that soon in the future, that beautiful creature who has brought me so much joy
Will take a final journey from which there is no return
And with her going, my life will once again change
and a new adventure will begin.
I am reminded that nothing is permanent
And we are just a short while upon this planet
We have a finite amount of time here
and this is no dress rehearsal
How ever long we have, will it ever be enough
to achieve all we dreamed of when we were young
and believed a lifetime was long
There is no melancholy with my musing
just a determination to enjoy every last minute
For if I did not sit and think
I would allow tomorrow to slide past without note
I am thankful for today and all that came
and for tomorrow I will be equally grateful
For in that gratitude, I find happiness, peace and hope.