Sunday, September 3, 2017: a morning walk on the lands of Finca Buenvino, Spain
The first apple, Eve’s temptation, this golden green orb of bliss.
Quince it’s called today, and many speculate this was the original harbinger of the original sin.
“I feel like I’m being taken care of…I didn’t expect that,” she says,
her words landing softly
so as not to disturb this morning gift of remote stillness,
so different from her hustle-about urban life.
It’s what women do so well.
Let our hearts be broken open by love and by care.
Like this walnut, fresh picked from the tree.
This fig warm and honey sweet and sticky.
Juicy like Spanish love on a late summer day.
I have arrived, walking now with seven sisters.
Echoes of the Pleiades, that constellation of stars in a black blanket sky.
I am here, amidst birdsong and warm breeze.
The song of cicadas and buzzing bees.
Even the family’s truffle coloured pup is filled with curiosity.
What now? Where next?