Sunset Crater National Monument, AZ, USA. Eruption, life, fire, life. Taken by author (Bara Mann)

It doesn’t feel like death here — not in a sad way.

It doesn’t feel like rebirth — not in a joyful way.

It feels like a new beginning.

Like a mingling of loss and of hope. Of love and of light.

Of a little sadness, that what was no longer is.

It’s like the last day of college.

So much wonder left behind.

So many possibilities up ahead.

So much that doesn’t need to be known.

Life carries on, and what will come will come. What will be will be. And what is — it truly is. Right now, frozen in this moment in time.






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