Surrounded by colors of lavender and yellow eating fried chicken and coleslaw from the Fosterdale Café and drinking white wine from New Zealand. It’s moments after a heavy rain and the air smells like licorice candy. My chihuahua is snoring in my lap and the butterflies flirt with me as they flutter and land on my hibiscus. The smoky clouds slowly make their way off stage and leave a powder blue sky behind. I am nostalgic for nothing on this day because the moment is so full. I’ve been stroked by the hand of nature and kissed by a gleeful God who whispers his secrets to the wind.
Someday I will fly away and land on the sound of a running stream and gently step between the petals of a summer flower.
Vera Jane Cook is an award winning author and has eight published novels. Her most recent ebook, The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, has gone to print and will be featured through Bublish at the Southern Independent Bookstore Association Conference in Savannah on September 18th -19th. To learn more about her visit: www.verajanecook.com