Today’s Reverb13 prompt is as follows:
I am often surprised where I find peace, it is usually in the midst of chaos. In the midst of living, did you find moments to breathe? Were there moments that held you in the embrace of peace and quiet and pure contentment? Did these moments catch you by surprise or did you create the space for peace to find you?
Ahhh peace, you are so fleeting, yet so very welcome. I’d say that, in life, I find a lot of moments to breathe. I, in fact, do quite a bit of deep breathing (literally), just walking through life, sitting in life, talking in life. Those deep breaths bring me a sense of calm, but they also send off a signal to me in my head that, really, really, REALLY, Rose, it is going to be just fine. Sometimes I believe it and I can get a little peace. The rest of it is just unnecessary worry (for the most part).
Moments of pure contentment. Well, yes. Kind of. I can think of many a time, spending time with DSB and thinking, “This could be it and I would be good with that.” This could be all there is, and I would be happy. It doesn’t happen every day, but I think it probably happens to me more than most people, or at least the people I know. And I think it happens more to me because I look for it and seek it out. I want those moments where I feel safe and loved and cared for. Mostly, I like to feel safe. Few people can give me that feeling. I think that might be how it is for most people.