“Peak experiences involve a heightened sense of wonder, awe, or ecstasy over an experience.”
The Psychologist Maslow coined the phrase ‘Peak experience’ to denote a positive life experience that is of such significance that when recalled from memory it is able to produce again it’s original ‘feel good’ emotion. This is one of mine.
MIDNIGHT DIP IN WINDERMERE
With flash intent I stripped on the Boat,
and into darkness on my Back to float.
Cosseted by the Fell gifted waters warm
under black canvas and diamond swarm
deferring drift to the lake’s casual whim
relentless thought became faint and dim,
replaced by a knowing, from a star drawn,
that all man’s dreams do our world adorn.
Though aware that I lay upon waters deep,
insistent eyes shut as I sidled into sleep.
Then faint whisper I heard, barely a sound,
“awake Fool or you’ll end up drowned”.