Are you aware? Breathe. The chill autumn air biting through lungs. Listen. Rubber crunching against gravel, then dirt. Feel. The silence of the woods tingling through the hairs of your arm. Eyes open. Are you aware? You exist in this second only once. So exist. Exist wholly and embrace all that’s around you with every fiber of your being. Together, you are the elements that make up the story of today.
Now shut eyes.
Are you aware?
Are you really aware?
// Minnewaska State Park, NY, October 2017