by John Roedel: (God, I love this dude!)
this isn’t how I planned for
my life to look like,” I whispered
under my breath as I walked to my car
“tell me about it,”
an eavesdropping cloud
replied to me from above
I looked up and watched
the cloud billow between looking
like a dove and an open hand
the cloud continued:
“I used to be a snowfield in Montana.
I used to be a dewdrop kiss on a lily.
I used to be a puddle in a parking lot.
I used to be a river in Mexico.
I used to be a glacier.
I used to be a waterfall mist in a jungle.
I used to be so many things.”
“doesn’t that make you sad?” I asked the cloud
“it used to – but not anymore,” the cloud replied while wrapping herself around me like a scarf. “I don’t think either of us were created to stay the same form our entire life.”
“I’m not sure I can let go of my old life,” I sighed.
“oh you simply must,” the cloud whispered in my ear.
” because once you release what you used to be
and embrace who you are meant to be now –
something amazing will happen,” the cloud said
“what’s that?” I asked while looking at my hands that were beginning to billow and shapeshift.
“you’ll start to float.”
and with that my feet lifted off the ground
~ john roedel
Photo by Fran Kie