As I stepped off the plane in Denver Colorado

The sight of snowy mountain tops seemed to have overwhelmed me.

I mean sure,

there’s some snowy mountains in Pennsylvania—-in the winter.

For some reason, I felt as if those mountain tops stayed covered in snow all year long.

Probably not though.

Submerged in the smell of Pine,

I started to head in the direction of food.

You Coloradans sure know how to give a good first impression;

And this is just the airport!

Finding myself in small shops filled with incense, I gently glide my hands over animal skin robes and native jewelry.

I was so excited I almost forgot I was hungry—- so I made my way over to Panda Express.

Some crappy Lo Mein and steamed broccoli wouldn’t’ve been my first choice, but it’ll do for now.

With what is now 2 more hours left,

I hope to at least finish one chapter of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

Instead I play phone tag with my love,

like I won’t be seeing him soon.

It’s 32 degrees outside of gate A32 but I bask in the sun that beams through the windows.

Is this how I’m going to feel always?

Here?

Now?

I’ll see you on the west coast of things.

-Natalia

Published by Natalia Lee

Natalia Lee is a spiritual mentor, writer, and artist. She embodies many types of spiritual practice, one importantly being the Taoist principle of living in harmony with the flow of nature. Another is her expression of devotion toward Source through Bhakti Yoga. At 19 years old, Natalia moved from her hometown in New York City to Los Angeles to begin her pilgrimage of world travel and spiritual inquisition. Since then, she has tackled many personal achievements including the publishing of multiple poetry collections, e-books, physical art pieces, a successful podcast, and personal blog.

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