We three wild-hearted women gathered around the fire in the warm summer air
as the evening dew settled upon each blade of grass.
The dogs surrounded us
as the night cast shadows,
our loyal sentinels as the crisp and flagrant words of poetry fell from our tongues
and we reached for meaning from words on paper and memories in minds
and wisdom in hearts.
With a backlit sky of peachy hues, three herons flew beside three women gathered. We pause, in collective silence, breathe deep their beauty and smile at the good omens they bring. One for each of us, how thoughtful they were, to arrive in such a moment as this...traveling with a sense of magic and wonder.
Curiosity inspires exploration in the symbolism of a heron visit and we soon discover they have a very clear message for us: "You are being called to take courage and follow your true path, which will be discovered through exploring your inner self. Find what draws you to action." We laugh and delight as we realize that was also what the poem had told us.
Life is stunningly short and precious.
Notice herons and poetry, the wisdom discovered through soulful sisterhood, the soft summer dew and the loyal canine sentinels.
Breathe deep the beauty of every single moment.