Learning the Song

That moment when you’ve been holding tension at some point through your body and you finally breathe right, think the perfect thought, position to the perfect angle and feel the relief spread, the calm ensuing allowing a ripple of joy to surface temporarily.

Still rather unskilled at maintaining this blissful state, the back of your mind, where the elephant dwells, this elephant, whispers, “Soon you’ll feel this way all the time.”

You decide to believe it. And you whisper it to your heart. “Psst…peace...soon come”, with the pause, cause it’s more dramatic and slightly more romantic that way. Your heart responds with another ripple.

You pause the mind. The feeling remains a bit longer.

You realize…you’re learning the song.