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.