Every Step is an Intimate Conversation with Life

Every Step is an Intimate Conversation with Life

…there is so much to understand…so much to assimilate…and I try to imagine and rehearse every mindful step I have to take…every breath I have to release and take in…it is a lonely walk…be it in the woods or on a snowy road…and yet everything is as light as the air…and a pleasure…it tames the storms…it lightens the load…every step is an intimate conversation with life…every breath a mellow song…and the wind like the poignant sound of a lonely saxophone…yet there is comfort as I navigate my way…a feather-like lightness of being…a certain kind of unqualified peace…no fear…no reservation…no unreasonable demands…though the way is long, straight, twisting, turning, smooth, bumpy, craggy…and yet there is a term of endearment, a receptive heart, as the future holds in wait…a long term engagement…in the fullness of time…and there are those lights…yes, those lights…ever moving forward…

About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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10 Responses to Every Step is an Intimate Conversation with Life

  1. Michele Seminara says:

    “and the wind like the poignant sound of a lonely saxophone…” Fabulous description, Virgilio.

  2. Tom says:

    Virgilio, this is magnificent. Each phrase sits and waits for an encounter. You speak to my heart, especially today. I am grateful.

  3. maskednative says:

    I have read this three times so far Virgilio, one after another, and each time your words bring so much peace to me, thank you for sharing your beautiful journey.

  4. j.h. white says:

    every step is an intimate conversation with life…. even through babel, chaos and storm… the intimacy, the trust, remains 🙂 Thank you Virgilio, I enjoyed this walk this morning

  5. lolaWi says:

    beautiful thoughts, Virgilio. a journey in deep faith.

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