July 9, 2014

Give Me Summer At The Mountain

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Give me summer at the mountain. Give me a fifty shades of green and a plethora of color from God's palette. Give me the shady embrace of the trees that invites my spirit to be reborn and rejuvenated. Give me children riding their bikes along the semi-closed side road that protects the mountain from interlopers.

Give me the beauty that is hiking along the ridge and the face of the mountain. Give me the dignified grace and haunting melodies that the mountain speaks to everyone on a minute-by-minute basis. Give me the quiet pedestrian walking with their significant other or friend, or perhaps pushing a stroller or carrying a child on their back.

Give me the cool gentle breeze that blows down the mountain, with just enough scent to lull my senses into a happy complacency. Give me the rustling of the branches and the gentle swaying of the leaves. Give me the a cappella multi-part harmony that lullabies my body towards someplace else.

Give me a cloudless day. Give me a breezy sunny day. Give me a cool shade during the hottest days.

Most importantly, let me give thanks to the mountain for giving me back....me.

(c) 2014 by G.B. Miller. All Rights Reserved.


  1. "Summertime and the livin' is easy . . . ." My brain, alas, is refusing to work during the summer heat and no brilliant new titles for "Line 21" have yet suggested themselves.

  2. Sometimes we need those moments in nature to find ourselves again.

  3. Debra: My brain is pretty much the same way should I take the chance to step out of my office building. That's okay, you still got a few more days to think of something.

    Alex: And how.

  4. What a beautiful post. The way it flowed was like a river coming down the mountains. Loved your write-up.

    Greetings from London.

  5. Lynn: Thanks!

    ACiL: Thanks! I do have my moments of inspiration from time to time.

  6. Are you still on staycation? You sound relaxed. :)

  7. M: No, but thanks.

    Been back to work for about two weeks now. Was having a good relaxing weekend when I wrote this though. :D


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