I wrote this haibun for dVerse where Lillian asked us to write about a haibun about a new beginning. I have written mine about what feels and I hope to be a new beginning.
Winter Ocean 20-21
I arrived in the house feeling discombobulated. There had been something about driving across the dark sound, no other headlights in view, that roused a bad dream to consciousness. But I powered through, foot to gas, steady breathing, knowing the darkness and murky water below would not swallow us up. This was not a dream.
Days listening to the steady rhythm of the ocean, feeling the bracing cold wind, walking on the beach where history walked before me, brought clarity, awakening, sparks of rejuvenation, and a personal vow of self-reconstruction. Cliché though it may be, a new journey began January 1.
Snow geese overhead
White arrow against blue.
Joy with frosty breath.
Note: This was my first ever sighting of snow geese and my Merlin app said that this was a rare sighting so I felt chuffed and perhaps a little certain it was a harbinger.