All We Need.

The bliss of laying out in the sun in golden silence! The only sounds I hear are birdsong & the occasional cat meow. The sun is almost directly above us and its glorious glow warms our nakedness like no other. My eyes just lightly closed allows weird, but wonderful, kaleidoscopic colours to dance in my view. Reaching for my shades I prop myself up and glance around me, just in the near distance I see cherry trees bowing and slightly swaying, then laid before us (& under us) a smooth carpet of lush green grass. No sign of others making noisy conversation, no children playing loudly or energetically. To my right my lovely wife Rosemarie & to my left our niece Lisa, both almost asleep as tiny beads of perspiration trickles over their recumbent posture.
In my thoughts briefly are the thousands (maybe millions) of people that have today flocked to a nearby seaside resort, dressed in shorts, t-shirts & silly flip-flop sandals they sweat & growl at each other as they trudge along a promenade with ice-cream or beef burger clenched in vice like grip. Ridiculous hordes of overdressed, overweight & sweaty people crowd the sands too amidst the noise & bustle of frantic families of shrill offspring.
Our reclusive location of silence and wonderful nakedness is all I need. Apart from the therapeutic values of sun & open fresh air, I feel the sense of freedom and linking with nature even more acutely in this location.

4 thoughts on “All We Need.”

  1. W. H. Davies

    WHAT is this life if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare?—
    No time to stand beneath the boughs,
    And stare as long as sheep and cows:

    No time to see, when woods we pass,
    Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:

    No time to see, in broad daylight,
    Streams full of stars, like skies at night:

    No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
    And watch her feet, how they can dance:

    No time to wait till her mouth can
    Enrich that smile her eyes began?

    A poor life this if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare.

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