Joy is simple to find
If we but slow down a moment
The song of the nesting finch.
The hum of the gathering bee.
Sun against a blue sky warming a cool, breezy day.
Intoxicating and transporting scents of eucalyptus and rosemary and sage.
A child’s laugh, free and full.
Change, growth, seasons.
Deep breaths after hard work.
Sensual delights, enjoyed in the moment.
The rhythms and alchemy of the Earth.
It comes from remembering
How much a part of Nature we are,
No more or less important
Than anything else in existence.