— Floi Baker
I have loved our January weather the past couple of days. Deep within myself,
I have longed for it.
Looking out the large dining room window this afternoon, I saw beautiful
patterns of sunlight and shadow. My white cat, sitting on top of the desk in front of
the window, observed the same thing. At first there was a different sort of
light……..almost ethereal…….and I think that’s why it all looked so beautiful.
Then both sunlight and shadows faded so quickly. I thought about that, and I
said out loud, “Isn’t life like that……..sunlight and shadow, and it all fades so
quickly?” As I write this, I feel sad. But I love the moody weather!
Later, when it began to get dark, I saw it! Yes, yes! Up through the Privet tree I
saw it gleaming! The moon! A full moon!
I hurried to the end of the deck for a better look. And there it was! As I
watched it, that same entrancing wildness was there inside me again, and I stood
powerless under the spell. I said, “Hello Mai Tai”, because it was so reminiscent
of the wild November moon I never forgot, that night with my beloved dog Mai Tai,
back in 1994. It rained then, and even now, I felt the sprinkle of raindrops!
Wild I am…..with longing!