Tuesday, October 9, 2007

And now for your moment of zen....

At night, when I lie on my left side, I face one of the windows in our bedroom. The streetlight outside casts a shadow of the leaves on the trees in our yard in perfect relief on our window shade. Black on white. So still. When the wind blows, the leaves undulate becoming like black fish swimming in a white sea. The wind is the sea washing the day's cares away. A never ending tide of renewal.

9 comments:

AndreAnna said...

Can I come lay in your bed? I need me some zen.

Lauren said...

Yes, I think some zen is in order around here too...can I get in line?

MacKenzie said...

Very effective use of fragment, Mrs. Nessel. A+!!

Laurel said...

Mmmm...me liked that.

Esme said...

What a beautiful image you've put in my mind... thank you!

1blueshi1 said...

that is lovely--like the ocean. soothing. thanks for the beautiful image (thinks of fantastic trashcan view outside own bedroom window with rue and loathing).

Kellan Rhodes said...

Very nice - I could see the leaves, the black and white and I could feel the breeze. Nice.

Susan said...

Wow. I just stare at the pink glow of my LL Bean moonbeam clock, which I wish came with a big hammer to clonk me on the head. (Not a morning person.)

Seriously, that is a wonderful image you painted.

Lulu said...

I love it when the wind blows at night. There's something very serene, yet haunting about it. Especially in October...