We sat across the lake in the dark and read a book on love. the stars sparkled. And i smiled at them. It was in the middle of the mountains. And lightning backlit them perfectly. We watched the storm from our safe distance. At our feet nothing moved. It was peaceful. No one knew it, but there were tears in my eyes. For a short moment it seemed i was out of this world. I felt God. And i felt an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for where i am. Not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I missed my family in that moment. My heart swelled.