A spark of joy arose from the approaching spring wind touching my face gently and brushing my hair back as we walked home. The sun was beautiful. Larry and I shared a brief moment on the high line lying down on the chair overlooking the Hudson river. The lounge chairs are made of wood and are perfect for watching the clouds above. The sun rays bursting through the colder air and wind to warm our cheeks and eyes.
I noticed my desire to stay later than I knew I could for I had a 4pm tea date with a friend from my retreat and it was a quarter till. I used mindfulness to allow the feelings of longing to exist and not resist. That way I could enjoy the moment best. I only had five minutes left, and spending it being annoying I was wishing I had more time wasn’t very skillful to me. Instead I felt everything; a longing to stay, a peaceful feeling being next to Larry, the warmth of the sun and the cold in the wind.