I am signed up for Reverb's "Reflect and Manifest" project for December. They provide a writing prompt every day during the month for bloggers to write about.
December 1 - Moment
Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).
The last sliver of golden sun hung over the mountains, and we watched it disappear. The transition from light to dark seemed more sudden here than in the ordered routine of our normal lives, and it was almost as dramatic as someone turning out the lights.
We were sprawled on a slab of solid granite, assembled on loose boulders for chairs and our legs were stretched out in front of us. I passed out Dominican cigarillos that I had bought at the Duty Free store of some forgotten airport, and we lit them with matches. The flask went around a few times. Lies were told, stories were embellished and perfected, and we soaked in the dirt and the fatigue and the peace and the calm.
The stars began appearing, more and more by the minute, a thousand thousand jewels sparkling and shining, so clear and perfect. It was painfully and perfectly beautiful. I felt calm and alert and completely comfortable. High in the eastern Sierras, surrounded by close friends and family, I felt alive.