Saturated Sunset 01 — Silver Lake, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Ocracoke Island, NC, October 2008
Life begins here, now.
Just as the path begins under our feet.
It doesn’t wait until some far off time,
Or some far away place.
The path is the path to life
We will never be more alive than we are here, now.
We will be more aware of the life we are living,
But, we are as alive as we can be, here, now.
We can only be more aware of how alive we are,
Of how alive everything is around us.
The color of the sky,
The movement of clouds, and ants,
The taste of coffee,
The sound of laughter and conversation…
Native Americans 200 years ago were more alive than we are.
Primal tribes were more alive than we are—
With no iPhones or iPads or Sexting or Tweeting,
No career plans and no maxed-out bank cards.
Our life is dying to be lived.
The path begins under our feet.