Calm …  not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions

20150715_153222Feeling calm isn’t something that comes easily to me.

Outwardly people think that I am.

Most of the time inwardly I jangle with nervous energy, especially in crowds and cities.

I’m a woodland dweller these days, retired to my favourite lake in cottage country.

This is where I have discovered calm, when I climb these stone steps and walk into the bush.

Trees have taught me how to breathe, how to exhale with my whole body and release the rattle and clatter in my chest, the clank and clang in my mind.

The tension goes.

I am grateful for the trees.

 

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One-word prompt via The Daily Post: Calm