i walked one way so i could see the sky's stage.
i stood off to the side and soaked it up like
a sponge. i needed it. i was feeding on it.
then i walked the other way so i could view
what i now call the field's stage. the colors
in that field constantly take my breath away.
i stood off to the side again...soaking...feeding.
i walked back to the sky's stage.
i wasn't done yet.
i thought of how i felt like i was dehydrated
and i was soaking up something i needed.
something i needed.
i had been walking wondering how to love myself
in trying to love others. how not to lose myself
and my own needs in trying to help others.
i got no answers.
but i got something i needed.
the soaking up of them.
and that mattered so much to me today.