I walk carefully out onto the cool, wet grass. I hope that the motion light on the back of my house will shut off soon because I'm not loving the look of my shadow on our privacy fence at the back of our yard.
I breathe in the night air and it's so close to the real thing. I shut my eyes and listen. There are some frogs, crickets, and my neighbor's water feature. So close to being in the country.
I've opened my eyes and thank goodness, the motion light is off. I look up and see some stars. Yes, the night sky is muted along the horizon, where the city lights glow. But straight up, there is my big dipper and my north star.
Breathe deep, find my center.
Sometimes a mama just needs a little fresh air.
As I walk into the house, I pray that the motion light will come back on. Please! I don't really want to squish dog poo on my way back to the house.
Yin and yang. Pros and cons. I'm becoming a city girl, but I can still find a little piece of my country life.
I just have to go looking a little harder sometimes.