The clouds swirled above in multiple layers
Shifting from wind, rain, sunshine
We were in the arc of a rainbow
I wondered if three different days passed.
Twin peaks stood in stark contrast
Conducting the clouds
Casting gold dust and shadow in the valley
I rested in their enduring majesty.
The spruce and the aspen
Branches waving and swirling toward the sky
Symbols of growth and protection
I inhaled their life giving breath.
When the inside is too much
Outside draws me close
My eyes and heart open
And I melt into Nature’s embrace.