Every lofty position comes with its own expectations and obligations, the loss of personal freedom often being the hidden price that one pays for any position of authority. The temptation that comes with positions of great influence is always that of hubris, both for those who sit at the top, and also for those invisible figures, who move silently in the shadows to manipulate the reins of control.
In every place, in every field and every ditch, every hedgerow and hill, beauty burgeons with abandon; every tree aches with fragrant blossom, the air heavy, soporific, incense thick, honey headed and drugged. She wanders soul naked and open, as free as a dream, into the arms of this waiting world that seems heaven sent with love.
. A face of carved serenity gazes at me, a woman that time has touched, but has not yet ravaged, a woman whose strength has not yet been diminished by grief. Her beauty lies in the calm stillness of her eyes, emanating an aura of peace and power, I am in awe.