Last night, after the children were tucked in and I prepped everything for a smooth morning to follow, I listened and found the harbor most quiet, most peaceful. What a nice change from the hustle and bustle of dock life during the day–so I decided to leave the boat, and to walk the dock in the night, passing about fourteen neighboring boats. A dense fog had settled in, nestled snugly on the water, among the boats. I couldn’t see past my own dock, I couldn’t see behind me to land, I couldn’t see the night sky at all. I could only see the boats as I was passing by them. A path I am familiar with, boats I see daily. The fog caressed my cheek, leaving it damp, and I took the time to really feel the moment as it was. The blanket of fog obscuring my vision, leaving me with the rest of my senses to explore with. I listened to the stillness so long that I heard the foghorn, sounding off consistently. I heard crickets chirping. I heard the faintest little whisper of the ocean’s water gently lapping the hulls of the boats. I smelled the salt of the ocean, the fishiness from the huge fishing boats docked nearby, leftover odors from various dinners served a few hours ago. I opened my mouth and droplets of fog landed on my tongue; I tasted the night air heavy with fog. The cold, the wet, the freshness of it all. I felt the moisture in the air, almost as though the fog was caressing my face. My heart was happy. I felt secure, comfortable, well. On this night, the fog was not at all menacing, but almost as a beloved security blanket. I pictured my little family tucked in for a rest filled sleep, and the fog covering us so that we could sleep that much better.
May any areas of fog in your life
Be as comforting to you
Your most warm and safe
The arms of a lover folding you in,
The hand of God holding yours,
The Universe enclosing you in Love.
May you see the Fog
Not as something to fear or curse,
But as a refreshing reminder
That all is well in your world.
All that you love is yours to love,
All that you treasure is yours to treasure.
All that you hold dear is yours to hold dear.
In this moment.
Feel the comfort and security in that.
May the peace and beauty of the place that you live,
May the love and joy in your life,
May all of the good in that which surrounds you,
Touch your heart today,
Expand throughout the week.