Close your eyes for a second.
Imagine a place where that familiar knot in your stomach stops twisting.
Imagine work is a million miles away.
Imagine the sun is smiling and you have escaped into a blissful nothingness. You are melting into the smooth rocks at the bottom of a waterfall. Your feet disappear into tepid water and a gentle breeze touches your hair. Your arms stretch upwards and the warmth of the sun rests in your hands.
You are swept away into a painting where time becomes a river without banks. Your soul floats over the rugged mountains. The canvas changes with each sweeping movement. You float towards a dramatic dark blue sky. The air is cool and invigorating. With each breath you take in the possibilities of a new world.
The wind gently sways you away from the clouds. You pause a moment on the edge of a mountain to absorb the desolated valleys and wide open spaces. The images pour into every crevice in your drained heart, filling it until you burst into a brilliant pink and blue sunset.
Like an autumn leaf you gently flutter down towards the hills and softly come to rest on a broad farmhouse stoep, taking in the late afternoon and sweeping endlessness.
It is getting dark now and the silence is peaceful. The night sky puts on a show of twinkling lights and dancing moons. It is in this moment that you become whole again. You are wrapped under the comfort of a beautiful Karoo spell and nothing else matters…