It was quite chaotic at first. There were times when I had to escape just for the stillness of the woods. I was reunited with my best companion. The other half to my Bodhisattva.
We took a long windy drive to arrive at the State Park in my town. At this time of year, there is complete vacancy, and only the presence of the year round woodland creatures.
Sativa was trying to figure out where I had been the past year, and was very intrigued by her new but familiar surroundings.
Once we were on the trail, I will admit, I did my best to comfort her. To tell her that I had her best interests at heart, and that the warmth of Tennessee is where she wanted to be. That it would only be a matter of quick moments in her mind, before I was back again, and this time to take her on all my adventures.
It was a walk in the park to settle my worries. To remind myself that there is very little about growing up that seems to be easy. That the chapter I have rested in at the present moment, is where all the other moments were gathering to be.
And that this smile, was would always be worth flying across the world to see.