Oh, let me outside!
Outside – oh, outside! A blue strip of sky pokes through the gray cloud with the promise of spring. Lift me up, move me along, let me float through the clouds. Let my mind take flight and soar far above…
Outside – oh out there! The trees are in full bloom. Their tender tendrils’ potential wait to erupt at the first hint of sun. They are poised, ready to grow, ready to grow! So many questions, so much to learn! The young branches sway in the wind and play with the breeze. They bounce and swing and inhale the glory of the morning. Arms stretched to seize the day.
I need some of that outside inside today. To bathe in the glory of the woods, to rinse in the chorus of the birds, to wrap in the warmth of the spring sun — ’tis the elixir my mind craves. Point me in the right direction – towards the east – towards the rising sun. There – is the light. There is the beginning. Point me to the door and lead me into the woods. Let my feet touch the damp floors of the forest where the rain-sodden earth transforms old into new, rot into life, and lifts the mighty oak from the acorn. Shower me in sunlight as I walk on the dappled path through the trees. Let me hear the babble of the creek as it tells of its tales – the marvels of the world – the depths of the oceans!
Let the outside come in and fill me today. Open my eyes to see beyond the flesh. Ground me in your spring, root me in your soil, let me grow in joy. Let me outside!