Okay, so it was a curb, on the side of a parking lot... not a sunlit glade. But it was sunlit!
I am at peace and it's marvelous, marvelous. Not everyday is like this, but how I hope it will be!
Last night, after the dream incident, my friend, Tabitha, and I went out and discussed our lives. We sat by a pond, eating fast food on a picnic table. Two young men walked by and asked us directions, which we couldn't provide. Then one asked our ages. I truthfully told him we were both twenty-two. Then, at my friend's whispered urges, I added she was married and I was engaged. This was also true. But we cracked up when we overheard him whisper to his friend "They're lying!"
It was so strange to reflect on that though. I am twenty-two, employed, engaged... she is the same, except married of course, not engaged. But she's a newlywed.
Then today at work, I did well. When lunch came around, I was joyous. And I went outside to absorb beauty.
There is a thin woods behind my office building, and I sat and gazed into the woods and at the lariapea (sp?) and just... absorbed. A crow cawed and for perhaps the first time in my life, I heard the beauty in that noise.
I look forward to work tomorrow. My friend and I have decided to take lunch together. And then that evening I hope to see friends, no, family, that I have not seen in a long time. My heart dances at the thought.