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Searching For Spirit In A Sleepless Night

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Searching For Spirit In A Sleepless Night

Last night, I was not sleeping. Normally, sleep comes for me, often before I am quite ready to release the day, and it holds me close until the sun begins to creep up in the distance. But last night was different. I tossed and turned, my eyes were heavy but my soul was stirring — ideas and questions and memories raced around within me.

Frustration was building. I could feel the minutes ticking away, taking with them the energy I’d hoped to start the week with. I opened my eyes to glance at the clock, hoping to calculate the damage, but I noticed my oldest friend dancing above the field behind my home. Grandmother moon called to me, so I went to the window to visit. I took a few deep breaths, admired the night, and wondered aloud why in the world I was not sleeping. Just then, a trail of light shot across the black sky, and although I tried, I couldn’t think of a single reason to be sleepless in my house while a celestial celebration was underway outside.

Barefoot, I slipped out the front door and found a spot just out of streetlight range from which I could enjoy the show. I sat at first, then settled in like the earth was my hammock. I listened to the coyotes and crickets and stared into the sky. Again and again the little bits of other world entered ours and burned up, blazing a magnificent trail across the darkness. It was every bit as magical as the star party I had Saturday night with the children and their friends from the neighborhood, only much quieter… this was just for me.

My giggles filled the space between the buildings when I realized that shooting-star-watching me and slot-machine-playing me are remarkably similar. After this one, I’ll go inside… Oooohhhh, that was amazing. Okay… maybe just one more. Then, I’ll go inside…

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.


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1:58AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Lovely piece, thank you Christy

4:27PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012


4:27PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012


10:22AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

This is wonderful and wonder full. Thank you.

10:07AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

So beautifully articulate, almost poem like! I felt as tho I was there! My heart soared with delight at the vision of dancing in the moonlight and blazing stars celebrating with you. I sought out the recent meteor shower expected last weekend, but our weather didn't cooperate; no harm, no foul tho, I strolled the vacant streets at midnight with my pure white wonder dog, Raya. The fog rising from the earth was somewhat mystical and created a wall of magic with every footstep forward. With the street lights muted glo we saw crystally sparks of twinkle upon the newly constructed spider webs. Amazing depth and geometrics! What abstract art being shown in the still of the night. The feral coloninies were seen only by the glowing of their eyes low to the ground. Birds of the night sang a serenade for our journey. We experienced an enchanted night walk. The peace, the harmony, the ALL, was captivating and Raya and I in~joyed it all, just as it is!

7:29AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012


12:31AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Thanks for sharing this.

10:09PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

What a beautfful experience - Thank you for sharing it!

9:57PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

What was that about a shooting star passing by and lighting up our lives? This article is definitely one of those! Thank you.

9:40PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012


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