He feels the touch of it,
here in the mountains
as they sit on a rock,
resting for a moment
beneath a blue sky.
pouring over them like a benediction,
caught up in the flow of water,
and the call of birds singing,
and the wind in the pines,
and the gentle smile of the woman in his arms.
Wrapped up in the simple joy of the day,
he silently thanks the spirits of the place,
and kisses his wife.