The ocean spans the length of this highway, softening the dark edges. Its music was unmistakeable…a soothing counterpoint to the constant wail of sirens.
The gates to a Meditation Garden stood open, beckoning us inside. Baby tears lined the walkways; hummingbirds perched on honeysuckle bushes, shimmering in the sunlight.The tides advanced and retreated, right on schedule, and Koi skimmed along the glassy surface of a reflecting pool, oblivious to anything beyond the reach of their watery habitat.
Cradled as I was, in the arms of Mother Nature, a calm reassurance washed over me. I was swaddled in peace. And still, I carried this experience home with me last night–who wouldn't? So this morning I lit a candle, and I also said a prayer. For myself, and for everyone who's found themselves in similar circumstances. Peace, peace, peace. May we always find a peaceful Garden closeby, and tranquility within.