For a few hours the bomb in my head stopped ticking
And the perpetually unfinished lists were still
I didn’t have to run anymore, fear or hide myself
The anger the sirens the squawking were far away
And all I heard was birdsong
All I saw was beautiful
Nature minded its own business
I’m just another thing
And all I did was breathe
The calm strength of the earth below
Held my feet and made my stride braver
And the sky gently put its arms around my shoulders and said,
“None of this needs to be so complicated you know.
You will always be part of this landscape,
And no harm will come to you today".
By Sarah Grinstead, written after a day out with Grow