Darkness has been part of my journey. Walking has been part of my healing. This past week i took again the walk I did so many times with Marianne. I took a break. I looked down at my feet and found the feather of a blue jay. It brought to mind another feather from another walk in another season years ago. It brought comfort.
It is the far point of my walk today I sit on a bench tenderly placed in memory of a loved one And I warm myself in the sun On this cool day in late autumn. The walk was a blessing One shared with me many times by my beloved Who has given me a simple message Do only what you need to do Or what calls to you in your heart. And so I did I knew I wanted to come here To enjoy the green moss and the brown leaves A patch of red remaining here and there The sound of gently flowing water. I found a feather It is my token of remembrance Of this cool sunny December day When I found again The simple joy and light That is always present Even in the midst of darkness.