Sunday, June 06, 2010

One Green Day


Green spreads around me in rippling waves. The trees are fully leafed, singing emerald songs to the sky-blue sky. The morning air has warmed under the bountiful hand of the sun until by late afternoon it shimmers. I set off across the fields. Sweet smelling bedstraw is suddenly thick underfoot and I kneel to drink in its heady scent.

I take off my shoes and wiggle my bare toes in the meadow grass. There is no one to see me so I throw my arms wide and twirl until I am dizzy—earth and sky and earth and sky and earth and sky—before I must stop or fall.

I stretch out in the soft grass and think that green smells like fresh air and sunshine and newly turned earth. I look up into the sky and let my eyes look beyond the blue, beyond the known, into the vast emptiness that is not really empty but inhabited by the unknown, and I fall in love with it all—the sky, the earth, the fields, the woods, the flowers—all over again, just the way I did when I first discovered the world as a small child.


16 comments:

Tabor said...

I rarely remember to put on my garden shoes or sandals when I head outside. Now my feet are permanently black!

Brian Miller said...

all i can do is sigh...what a wonderful moment....

steven said...

pauline isn't it nice to fall completely and utterly inside a moment. lovely. lovely. steven

Barbara said...

Too many of us fail to notice all those things that you found so enchanting. I would love to come upon you as you are wildly spinning around!

Ruth said...

Why can't all our moments be like that? Seeing the essence, feeling it, down into the core of our being. Beauty.

Reya Mellicker said...

So glad you spun around and around. I wish I had been there to see. Glorious description here of early summer. xx

Molly said...

It must be the certainty that it will come to this, the full green of summer, that gets us through the dark, frost of winter days.....

Hilary said...

I'm dizzy just reading about it. ;) I share your love of the season and all its beauty. You express it so well.

Nishant said...

what a wonderful moment....
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Menina said...

The thought of twirling round and round really brings a smile to my face. I did it myself the other day in the open space in the woods - people looked but I didn't care. It's a lovely sense of freedom.

Pauline said...

Tabor - I wear garden crocks so my feet are constantly black despite shoes!

It was that, Brian!

Steven, thank you thank you

Barbara - you would have laughed ;)

Ruth - most of them can be...

thanks Reya - it's a lovely time of year to be sure

Marion - woods and fields are my favorite places to be!

Molly - it surely helps!

thank Hilary - I think I see in words as well as images :)

thanks for visiting, Nishant

Menina - come spin with me :)

kbartzsch said...

If I keep reading this blog I am going to move back!!

Pauline said...

Karl - keep reading! keep reading!

Jo said...

Isn't green wonderful? You know what I love? Buttercups. There is something about buttercups in a field of green that just makes me feel so happy.

Do you remember the song from Alice in Wonderland, "All in a Golden Afternoon?"

Pauline said...

Jo I don't know that song, but come visit and we will twirl in fields of buttercups here!

Meggie said...

Such a lush and green post!