The last light of dusk

January 11, 2014

If you were wandering the hills tonight, I’m sure you saw it, too. The soul of Ojai reflected in the Pink Moment, the sky awash in blue hues, the ever-changing dance of colors in all four directions. And, amidst it all, the moon floating silently into her fullness.

The dogs and I wandered higher up than usual, in the direction of Lake Casitas, with me pausing often to whirl around and look back in awe toward Meditation Mount. Honey, my trusty guardian, running ahead, urging me on, and then patiently waiting while I stood still, soaking up the vast beauty of the landscape.

As it grew dark, the brightening moon accentuated the mystery of twilight. There was an uncanny feeling of the chains that bind you to the world loosening. I felt immersed in twilight –a feeling of being in between two worlds.

My reverie was interrupted by the awareness that it was getting dark. I sang and whistled to let the wild things know I’d lingered too long. With Chico on a leash and Honey running close by, we hoofed it back to civilization. The mountains were turning black, the horizon was ruby red, and in the last light of dusk the trail looked like a magical, winding, red road . . .

Photo Credit: Pink Moment, Jodi Brand                                       420152_10150741781489703_1319035889_n

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