The air tastes sweet – the smell of sweet Jasmine flowers perfumes the air. I feel like I could stay up here all day – so in peace. Maybe it’s the hike it took to get up here or maybe it’s the quiet and only the sound of birds and leaves rustling. I’m in a hypnotic state almost so blissfully peaceful. No body part bothers me; not even the toe that I broke or the blister on my right pinky toe. Not even my legs that were sore from yesterday’s hike; not even my back from hauling my 40 pound backpack in and out, up and down, out and around.
I feel as though each time the wind blows she’s a hypnotist snapping her fingers and saying “deeper!” I don’t mind the ants crawling all over my body, nor do I mean being left here alone. I take a breath and all the trees appear a lusher green than I had see before. Colors dance before me and “deeper!” the wind blows once more.
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