That moment when the door opens, over the threshold I go stepping outside into the cool mountain air instantly refreshed enlivened face meeting face lung breathing into lung oh sweet, beautiful rarefied air! And the sound of quiet not silence deep stillness flowing relaxing my mind and every muscle in my face. I smile. Sounds so true as to hold silence within and aliveness too voices within voice river-bird and wind-horse Voices come all around sparrow and sparrow- hawk kiik kiik kikkikki! flicker and eagle boink boink of raven. An aliveness that moments ago while inside I could not detect did not notice did not know existed. But now oh sweet NOW! Now I know I am flush with knowing standing with leaning into listening intently to this. What is it about this moment? Yes, yes I mean this moment this exact moment when I step across feeling the ineffable lightness of being outside. Cold winter air river cry eagle call deep stillness poised on the brink of wonder and mirth. Simply stepping outside myself into the brilliance of another day.
by David LaFever