once upon a cross-country in norway

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i am not who i was
in a place that is entirely what it was when i was last here
disorienting familiarity at first
but the body remembers and the mind takes comfort in that
what i was expecting to find coming back
the condensed silence of the snow
everywhere you listen
remember, push and glide through the expanse
gentle heat builds up from inside of all the woollen layers
fresh scented succulent cold nibbles on the chin
falling snow slowing the time right down
now not a lawyer
now a mother of two
now still a wife, daughter, sister and friend
taking in the details that went previously unnoticed
the familiar fatigue setting in
the muscle memory carrying me forward
push and glide push and glide
then the inner-critic ruling the roost at full force
now trying not to review the past or reherse the future
now trying not to be easily swayed by praise or criticism
now trying to grow the inner freedom
now exploring creative living
finding comfort in the soothing rhythm
push and glide push and glide
i am not who i was
in a place that is entirely what it was when i was last here
only now i perceive it without distorting it
i feel it deeply

Source: https://www.oftheeveryday.com/journal/2018...