Under the light of the pale, moonlit sky, I dreamt of you. I saw a secret place for just me and you hidden just beyond the stars. A tiny cottage nestled in trees of evergreen. Here we fall asleep listening to the sounds of all creation.
The dark of night is no longer plagued by monsters and the light of day holds no expectation. Here we live moment by moment, flowing along with the sound of a babbling brook.
Within this secret place, we find our peace. Here we are no longer the sum of what life makes us out to be. Here we are simply us, happy and free.
Beneath the stars I find myself, looking up, leaving my dream once again. Still I remember, that place of peace. I hold it within my heart, until it’s very last beat.
Then I’ll escape once again, to that secret place just beyond the stars. There I’ll be waiting for you, hidden in leaves of evergreen.
My world was surrounded in gray. The light of day mixing with the dark of night. Suddenly, I heard your voice boom forth, only your face was hidden behind the darkness. Your words came out in a way my ears could not perceive. Your purpose of speaking went unknown to me. Again, your voice boomed. In fear, I retreated further into my shell of protection. There I lay hidden.
Forward you came, taking my small shell into your hands. You looked down upon me with softened eyes. Again you spoke, only louder this time. Loud enough that my shell began to crack.
Light began to escape into the forest around me. I crawled towards a small crack to look out, but your voice sent me backwards as my shell shattered.
Falling to the ground, I noticed the light swimming around me. The trees now a vibrant green and the sky a piercing blue. I landed in a bed of wild flowers, a sea of colors. I looked around for my savior, but nowhere could I find him.
In a moment’s time a small, purple butterfly came and landed upon my hand. As I watched it’s wings flutter, a sense of peace came over me.
Suddenly I knew, you were still there with me and always would be.
The past few months have been quite chaotic. I’ve had to dive back head first into college and responsibilities of every day life. I’ve also begun spreading my wings and adventuring into new hobbies.
I’ve been on a path of self discovery for awhile now, but lately I’ve truly been feeling the progress I’ve made. Happiness is something that is coming easier to me. I try to surround myself with things that make me smile and bring me joy, no matter how small. I’ve filled my personal space with things that give me life.
The biggest advice I could ever give is find what makes you happy and do that. Life is beautiful. Sure it is chaotic and we see that especially in the world we live in currently. If we let it, it will break us and tare us down, but there is so much joy out left to be had and discovered, even now. Happiness is out there, sometimes it’s just hard to find.
With that being said, I am happy with the progress I have made, but I miss writing. Sure I have been journaling, but it isn’t the same as sitting down and letting my imagination run wild. I miss creating. So here I am, back again. Be on the look out for new pieces coming soon. 🙂