One Thousand Miles To Simply Be
As I look out into the bay; brisk ocean breeze stinging my cheeks and nostrils slightly dripping; I close my tear-glazed eyes and imagine life as it was a year ago. Slowly, my mind begins to tune out the busy sounds of traffic and fast-paced life; where the world never stops and everyone has some place to get to, some place they need to be.
As I listen to the jingles of collars while the dogs play, I imagine standing in the middle of a field, with nothing but trees and farm-life surrounding me. I focus in on the sounds of the wind and the chirping from cold-weather birds making their winter homes among the brush along the trunks of our hibernating, colorless trees.
As I shuffle my feet back and forth in the soft, cold sand, I allow my mind the nostalgia for red dirt, forever staining my hand-me-down boots, leaving a pleasant shade of rusty orange, similar to the weeds traveling up the shore from in-coming tides of the sea.
All is still and quiet as I let my day-dreams simply be.
One thousand miles have come and gone, 12 months of wisdom instilled in me.
Returning now to the present moment, filled with peace from this tranquil memory.
Golden Banana Bread Latte
[Immune Boosting and Anti-Inflammatory to Promote a Restful Sleep]
A delicious twist on the traditional Ayurvedic “Golden Milk”
Enjoy in the evening before bed-time, especially when feeling under-the-weather.
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil.
Leaving peel on, cut off and discard the top and bottom of banana then cut banana in half.
Place the banana with the peel in the boiling water and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and discard banana.
(Or allow banana to cool and feed to your pup for a healthy snack.)
Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients into a blender and blend til smooth.
Pour into a small saucepan and warm over medium-heat, without boiling, stirring occasionally.
Once warm, remove from heat and with a ladle, spoon equal parts banana tea and golden milk into a mug.
Finish with an additional dash of cinnamon.
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