Slowly her eyes fluttered open. First the left, then the right. Other than the soft chirps outside her window and a waterfall off in the distance, all was quiet around her for the first time in who knows how long. As she began her stretch she noticed that her psyche seemed calmer, too. Had she finally been able to replenish all the sleep she had lost over the past few months? Her mind seemed clearer, somehow free, like it actually belonged to her again. How refreshing to be able to focus on herself for a change.
She moved the curtain slightly and peeked out the window of her van. Yes, this was the right choice, she thought, as she gazed at the splender of autumn on the Blue Ridge Mountains. How empowering to have spent her first night alone backcountry camping. Something she could check off her bucket list. Yeah, this old van was more than an impulse purchase. It was her best friend and traveling companion for the unforseeable future. The open road. How it replenishes the soul.
In response to: RDP Tuesday: Replenish
blanket of leaves
carpet of sleep
no more should we weep
but keep the memory of then
and the hopes for tomorrow alive
within us always
This is a lovely read. Love the story and how you write it.
Beautiful. Reminds us the cherish the moment.
This made me happy especially with the photo to match it. Thanks for sharing this story!
very creative…you pulled me in!