Monday, February 28, 2011
Today I am alone, my thoughts and feelings streaming clear as rich, dark honey. Laptop before me, forearms pressed against the cool, sleek table in my sister's empty kitchen, I realize that taking a leave of absence from life as usual and inserting oneself elsewhere for a period of time is a good thing...a grounding, centering exercise. And a revealing one.
Taking in a view quite unfamiliar, sitting straighter in a textured chair, feeling the sun engage you from a new angle, letting go of everyday doings that lull you into placid unawareness––all these arouse the mind and wake the soul.
A careful search shows parts of my soul are sleeping. I intend to spend the last few, more solitary days of my vacation gently rousing them. And if that doesn't work, I'll shake 'em up a bit.
Yep, time to rise and shine!
a good getaway is worth its weight in gold