Now I walk in beauty
beauty is before me
beauty is behind me
above and below me. ~Navajo blessing
Following the full length of my in-breath I walk peacefully, downtown.
Following the full length of my out-breath, I smile to beauty
the beauty of nature
the beauty expressed by people.
I smile to this gift,
the gift of life.
Walking joyfully with a friend,
from gallery to outdoor exhibit
smelling and tasting
Fruits of creative-community’s labor.
Photographs hanging in a law office
Flute player’s melody touching sentimental memories within
mural reflecting hearts and hands held, supportingly
gallery for love of animals, put to canvas
earth crafted for tea
life stitched, patiently
hay-fork stored; for the cow, for the milk, for the cheese,
for ancestors, descendants, …
Art walk meditation
community to me
me to community.
So many eyes and hands
crafting in all the colors
mind’s eye can see
in this wonderful, present moment.