It's 3:22 AM on a crisp-cold 33-degree star-filled night as I sit holding a cup of coffee with a dollop of whip cream trying to relax into the purpose that stirred an insistent need to abandon a warm snuggly bed for an chilly journey into the unknown.
Both hands rest lightly on an aging wired keyboard as I delight in my free-flowing in-breath as it tickles and coats awareness before gracefully exiting into the ether.
Inner peace amplifies and echoes in this quiet space shared by fellow occupants of our planet. In the gentle grace of inter-being, all are one.
For this nanosecond all identifiers that separate us are irrelevant. Our planet -- as it can and should be -- softly exists.
It's so simple. It's so simple. Make it so.
My whispered prayer rises slowly to the heavens as involuntary tears form a widening puddle at my feet.
At least this is how it feels here in my piece of Central New Jersey, USA on a newly born Sunday on the 25th of November.
Just sign me Insomniac-with-a-Purpose.
Judy Shepps Battle is a New Jersey resident, addictions specialist, consultant and freelance writer. Her weekly column "It Takes a Village" appeared in the South Brunswick Patch for a year. She can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com. Additional information on this and other topics can be found at her website at http://www.writeaction.com/.
Copyright 2012 Judy Shepps Battle