Thoughts on a Beautiful Day


Sometimes you just have to get away from it all. You need to remove yourself from the normal chaos and acquaint yourself with some unfamiliar peace. I did this recently. I went on a  drive to a secluded, quiet place that I know of.  It was just me in the car with no music playing and I just watched the road ahead of me as hills, trees, and plains rolled past my sides.  I admired the light showers that intermittently broke through the sunny blue sky. I was at peace, thinking about everything and absorbing it all.  I clarified my thoughts and tuned in to my emotions. I figured out what I really want and realized all that I have.  Once I arrived at my destination, my meditation continued with the breeze and chirping that filled the silent spaces between my thoughts.

I don’t think I’ve ever been at such peace before with nothing clouding my mind. I think it served me well and, hopefully, this experience will continue to benefit myself, as well as, those who were in my thoughts.  I can only wait to see about that, but, for now, I have that day in my memory to go back to. That day where everything was the same, yet looked so different. Familiar places and things had never looked so pretty and bright. Those few hours of peace on that unusually warm and sunny day, literally and figuratively, gave me a new perspective on life.


About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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