I don’t know just how it happened,
I let down my guard …
Guess I should have seen it coming
Caught me by surprise
I wasn’t looking where I was going
I fell into your eyes.
You came into my crazy world
like a cool and cleansing wave
Before I, I knew what hit me baby
you were flowing through my veins
I’m addicted to you
Hooked on your love
Like a powerful drug
I can’t get enough of …
I never saw it coming.
Just like the words in Avici’s song, I never thought I’d get so addicted.
It hit me hard.
Those big blue skies, the vast open spaces and the nothingness … the red earth, it not only got into our car and camper.
It got under my feet, it got under my skin and it penetrated into every pore of my being.
The air that I breathed, fresh and pure, I couldn’t see it, couldn’t touch it but I could feel it.
It was part of me every day.
The earth under my feet, grounded me, yet at times it took me away to another place.
As much as we like to be in ‘the moment’ sometimes life becomes complicated, blurred and intertwined. But it wasn’t out there.
Fire was warmth at night in the cold air of the outback … at Lake Hart, at Kings Creek Station.
It drew us together underneath a canopy of starry skies.
Fire, just like love, needs a spark and fuel to survive. It became a companion and contentment
Then we reached the coast and, as the weather warmed up, we were drawn to the water.
Life sustaining and mesmerising, is it any wonder we seek the allure of the sea on our travels?
The combination of adventure and relaxation made for a perfect mix.
But yesterday, back at home, I felt the elements as strongly as I did when I was away.
It was mum’s anniversary, one year since I’ve lost her, and I was drawn outside to my garden.
The garden has become overgrown with weeds (I need Lamby back!) but amongst them were bright flowers as well.
Water from the bird bath reassured me that rain had fallen while I was gone, ensuring my garden was still alive.
My fingers in the earth pulling out weeds was blissful.
A strong wind blew on my face, maybe whispering “welcome home”.
Back inside much later a cosy fire continued to warm the house.
Out in nature and at one with the elements – earth, air, wind and fire -we’re all undoubtedly a part of something bigger than ourselves.
In a light and dark, calm and stormy world our energies are as unpredictable as the earth we’re all part of.
When we find balance in those energies we also find joy in the everyday, ordinary moments.
My trip away reinforced what I already knew. So perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised.
I guess there’s nothing more to do than to stay addicted to what I love.
Sharing for The Daily Post WPC: Elemental
“Keep enjoying the journey and don’t be afraid to let down your guard.”