A gentle sigh

This evening I took a slightly different route on my post-work walk, and passed by a rather inviting swing:

Though I was only halfway finished with my exercise, I simply couldn’t resist the lure of the suspended seat.

So I sat.

And I swayed.  Very, very gently.

I felt the sun on my cheek, and the wind at my back.  I felt my feet rock heel-toe, toe-heel, heel-toe, toe-heel…

And within seconds, I felt the stress of the day fall away, slide right out of my system.  I felt tightness (that I had unknowingly been carrying) loosen, and I felt hardness (that I had been trying to repress) soften and release…

I felt hope and peace re-enter my heart and buoy my spirit…

I could have stayed on that swing forever.

I really could have.

It was lovely.



About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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18 Responses to A gentle sigh

  1. barb19 says:

    It was there, begging you to try it out, just at the right time! It’s amazing how that simple swinging motion makes you relax. It does look very inviting!


  2. I wouldn’t have been able to resist a swing like that! Just recently I went on vacation to a place that had a porch swing. I spent hours and hours swinging every evening. There was something so peaceful about the movement and the time to notice everything around me. 🙂


    • Stef says:

      Oh, I love porch swings, too! We never had one when I was growing up, but I have also taken a few vacations to places that have a big porch swing; and it’s been SO lovely to sit, rock, and gaze.


  3. rutheh says:

    Lovely! Soothing. Great description of your experience.


  4. I’ve been on one of those swings, very nice!


  5. The simplest things can be an act of profound meditation!


  6. Touch2Touch says:

    Oh, Stef, you took me gently rocking with you!
    Lovely, many many thanks for pleasant memories, pleasant sensations.


  7. what a lovely restful way to ‘catch your breath’.


  8. A beautiful piece Stef. Just beautiful. 🙂


  9. carlaat says:

    Love this swing post. Especially about letting the tension (that you didn’t realize you were carrying) leave your body. So fantastic. 🙂


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