I am at heart a lover of nature and all things green. I love the countryside with its many blessings and comforts. I cherish the private space of my garden with all manner of trees and foliage to keep me company. I enjoy the company of Robins and Sparrows as they fly across my path and wallow and splash in the Roman bird bath; their cute little ways, a comfort to my soul! I am alive and breathing, I have all the time in the world. There are no clocks, watches or time pieces to accompany me, I won't have them, they are nothing but an irritant! I would much rather rely on the method of times of old: the Sun and its changing time cycles as it slowly moves across the heavens above!
As I rest and swing to and fro in my hammock I notice a single rose that forever stands guard as it absorbs the rays of the Sun. Deep red in colour it is gently caressed by a light breeze and as I begin to focus on this gem of a flower my thoughts run amok and I am suddenly captivated and imprisoned by its grace. There is a silent communication that takes place between us, no words are uttered; no words are needed for there is a mutual understanding here. I suddenly compare two opposites: The world and this Rose! I think of the world and how stress, pressure and getting from A to B as quickly as possible are the norm! I then contemplate the stillness and silence of the rose; time is nonexistent and it has been through many battles as the elements of wind, rain and storms have sought to destroy this thing of beauty.
I learn an invaluable lesson from this gift of nature! I have learnt how nice it is to just be still and ponder; absorb nature at its best. Welcome dear reader to my world! By your very presence here I know we are connected! These are moments and memories that I cherish. One man! One Rose! We belong together; the world can continue on its path of speed and toil! Me? Here I will remain; here I will allow my mind to wander and visit a distant time and place! Pure bliss!
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