I loved that picture so much that I taped it to the side of a wardrobe in my parents’ guest room. That was four years ago.
Facing the bed, this picture is the first thing I see when the gentle song of a robin wakes me up each morning and the last thing before I close my eyes at night.
Soft conversation seeps through walls.
Subtle chirps in front of the open window,
sotto voce, as if my feathered friends were afraid to scare this new day off with too much noise.
Snake-like, a sliver of dim light has escaped the folds of the curtain and creeps along the floor.
Time to get up, sleepy head!
One more stretch in slow motion, embracing every inch of my reach,
I swing both feet out of bed.
Bare soles are caressed by carpet loops.
I sit there for some seconds.
My mind is already creating the daily checklist.
Watch out, coyote is on the prowl!
About the author
Anja Kerstin Kuentzel,
Advanced Grief Recovery Method specialist, nature lover, photographer, and bilingual wordsmith combines her passions to offer a different perspective on life that might inspire, raise awareness or even heal.