grass and oak

Grass and oak.

Oops – missed the second day of writing every day for a month. Today’s Reverb prompt: Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).

One of the moments when I felt most alive this year was at the wedding celebration of our friends Alexis and Levi. It was a camp out kind of celebration. The light was beautiful on this crisp September evening. We had just set up our tents and gone swimming. P and I decided to go for a walk in the glowing prairie grass. The grass was chest-high, and the ground was uneven; it was the kind of walking where your arms are both held high to help you keep your balance and avoid obstacles. We gravitated towards a big oak tree. Once there, we sat on a log and looked back to see our red, green, and blue tents scattered atop a rolling hill. I felt clean and fresh from our recent swim, and I could smell that people were starting a campfire. All seemed promising in the golden light.