ferns spread amongst cypress knees,
beneath palms and drapes of spanish moss
a breath of wild
a place to stop
beside a busy road. . .
may we remember to breathe peace in the midst of our busy lives.
Driving along Central Florida Parkway, lined with bedroom communities - gated and ungated - I noticed a stand of cypress draped in spanish moss . . . the earth was carpeted with ferns, and palms emerged from the undergrowth . . . highway trash littered the ground but the lush foliage camouflaged it for the most part. It was an oasis of peace despite the cars and trucks that roared and rushed along the road just a few yards away.