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ABUNDANCE by Carolyn Chilton Casas

Abundance   by Carolyn Chilton Casas Morning light bathes  my face and filigrees  the edges of leaves like halos.             The soul-stirring cry of a red-tailed hawk rings out as she flies searching across the sky. If I close my eyes, I hear a gopher chomping roots; lizards scurrying from bush to bush; a sparrow scratching the dirt for grubs. Bees buzz behind my chair  as they dust pollen  from succulent blossoms. Hummingbirds whiz by  my shoulder at full throttle.  A distant wild turkey  calls forlornly for his mate, and other bird species converse in languages I do not yet comprehend.                     Even the far-off hum of a car down on the road                    and faint voices  from the other side of the valley  play across my awareness— sights and sounds  of a perfectly abundant life. Carolyn Chilton Casas   lives on the central coast of California, the perfect landscape for a love of nature, hiking, and playing beach volleyball. She is a Reiki master and teacher, whose