Thursday, January 10, 2013

Paradise



Written for Sunday Scribblings (1st post) and Carry On Tuesday



I stood motionless on a mountainside filled with awe and incredulity as I tried to take in the miracle which is Machu Picchu. The Taj Mahal took my breath away; I was moved to stroke its glistening walls. I floated slowly and softly on the still waters of Kerala and wandered in amazement through the temples and trees of Angkor Wat. When I flew close to Everest it seemed near enough to touch. Have I witnessed paradise? When I strolled, numb through the killing fields of Cambodia I know I had a brush with hell.

But there's another place that I can go. Paradise for me is in easy reach. It’s a place where I rejuvenate, revive and restore my senses. A place where my mind wanders free, taking me to places that only dreams are made of. There I am cosseted, swathed and secure. For me, paradise is my bed.

16 comments:

  1. Getting into bed is paradise, getting out is hell! Each of us ( I hope) has seen a little piece of paradise just like you...it makes life worth living.

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  2. I couldn't agree more. On a cold night when I wake up to two kitties snug against me I can't think of any place else I'd rather be.

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  3. Very true! Nothing like climbing into bed after a long day!

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  4. Yes..bed and dreams are a reliable paradise..any imaginary magic carpet that can take you away from whatever killing fields lay before you..are good..

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  5. Come on....really........it's the whiskey cabinet!

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  6. absolutely. each place can be turned into a paradise. let our imagination run wild

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  7. When you get to my age, paradise is when you wake up and find that you are still alive and ready for a new day.

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  8. ohyes, the joy that is your own bed

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  9. many a story is conjured up in bed both when asleep and awake...also alone and expecially when your with someone...awe yes under the covers with...well everyone to there own dreams...

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  10. Smile, find it hard to pry myself away from my paradise most mornings. Loved the vivid images you conjure.

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  11. :) the paradise that is my bed..:)

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  12. I agree! Paradise can be found in bed, especially when you're with the one you love. A good mattress helps, too.

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  13. Enjoyed the surprise ending. Nice!

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