Water lapping up against the stairs in the lake while the ducks swim
with no care in the world
they just swim
looking for their next meal
while the sun beams and reflects off of the water that holds all of the dirty secrets of the city.
When its night time, and there is no one around, I can imagine all of the people who need a place to vent, to cry their souls out, to plan their next move, sit there and talk to the water.
Just like the city, the lake had it's own personality.
I could feel it, while being near it.
Baby, close your eyes you say..
I want you to close your eyes, listen to the water, and feel the wind on your body...
My eyes immediately close and simultaneously, my world completely stopped turning.
My soul was taken by the wind and set free to the place that was growing on me more than anything ever had...
I have never felt more free.
The wind spoke words to me that only the beat of my heart could understand. I could feel my heart skipping beats as it communicated with the world around me, while I stood there... having an out of body experience.
Standing hand in hand with you...
Our souls talked to each other as they both played in the breath of the earth
Just as they did when we were kids, searching for love.
Love found its way back and brought us here...
In this moment of pure life
having conversations with the world around us without even uttering a sound.
We may have been quiet
but our hearts, our souls, and our minds were saying it all.
In this moment, we were free.
I wish I could go back to the moment you told me to close my eyes
at the lake
Where life was at it's most delicate and pure form
where the wind blew so hard that it felt as if it were searching for something that was lost,
where I felt my safest.
The minute my eyes decided to open themselves again, I could feel the wind bringing me back into the moment, as the city of New Orleans kissed my soul that went searching, and gently placed it back inside of my body.
From the moment I opened my eyes, I'd never be the same.