A song unheard by my ears
Called to my being
and invited me closer.
My friends would wait
As I walked toward the mounds
through itchy grass
wondering what bugs I might disturb
To nibble my ankles
And thinking sneakers
would have been better than sandals.
But I had not known the song would call me.
They told me it was okay
not to come all the way
Because I was close enough
To feel the song.
They met me halfway
And I felt the energy of their spirits
like a soft breeze
that raised the hair on my arms
yet the air was still.
I danced to the spirit song
unheard by my ears
And for a moment,
I was free of the world.
∞ ∞ ∞
As I was about to leave the site of the Pharr Mounds, I spied a dragon fly:
It did not fly away as we got close, and I wondered if it was injured
or just reminding me to be still.
Then, as we headed to the car, I found a single butterfly wing in the parking lot.
A gift to help me remember my freedom.
My visit to the Pharr Mounds showed me that I do not have to work so hard to receive gifts. As our bodies slow, our awareness grows, and our spirits are more easily lifted.
I only saw a small portion of the Natchez Trace. Just enough to wet my appetite. Next time, I’ll bring sneakers.
September 29, 2016 at 6:17 pm
That’s solid history buried there. Look at all that free space.
September 29, 2016 at 6:23 pm
Yes! Free and green!
September 30, 2016 at 1:30 am
Beautiful all of it just beautiful xx
September 30, 2016 at 2:28 am
Thank you, Sue. I knew you would appreciate this! ❤
September 30, 2016 at 4:23 pm
September 30, 2016 at 2:44 am
You took me on the journey, very moving ~ I felt my heart chakra open up. ❤️
September 30, 2016 at 6:48 am
Thank you for clarifying: that’s what happened to me there near the mounds, and again as I just read your comment. I’m honored to share the journey. ❤
September 30, 2016 at 8:38 am
What an amazing and beautiful experience! x
September 30, 2016 at 8:41 am
Thank you, Wendy! I appreciate that you get how amazing it was. 🙂
September 30, 2016 at 9:32 am
A moment that will last a lifetime.. x
September 30, 2016 at 10:24 pm
September 30, 2016 at 1:38 pm
A lovely post
September 30, 2016 at 10:25 pm
Thank you, Derrick. I’m glad you enjoyed it!
September 30, 2016 at 2:46 pm
Nice, JoAnna, very nice.And do make sure you go back.
September 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm
Thanks for that encouragement, John. I’m adding it to my bucket list.