1. to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.
2. to engage in devout religious contemplation, or quiescent spiritual introspection.
To lie gently down in the soft, cool green grass of a local meadow, grassland, lawn or other luscious sward – grass stalk in teeth; and to stretch out, arms and legs widely spread out, bare toes extended (separately) heavenwards; then to gaze out, up, across, deep down – outside, inside – and contemplate ….
And smell, inhale, exhale
…. to be
Barren ground ~ a seed of hope
Fragile, pale green fingers extend ~ into light ~ up, to starlight
Reaching, stretching, unfolding
Warm in summer bright
Crackling in photosynthetic light
Richest, light-born life
Into richest crannies, grasping…
Sustenance ~ succour ~ absorbing
deep, down, nurturing life
Flower heads borne high
Singing, swaying ~ spreading
New ~ renew ~ a seed born hope
Meadowtation (noun): The process of lying down in a luscious grassland and contemplating – quiescently, deeply, sonorously, dreamily - the inside of one’s eyeballs.
Now even mice are doing it.
Forget Forest Bathing - sports stars are now turning in their droves to Meadowtation.
“I’ve come to find out I’m a meadow-tator,” Jamie Anderson [double Olympic medal-winning snowboarder] said, laughing hard at her joke.