Monday, February 28, 2011

A Taste of Honey


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

20 comments:

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sue as always I love reading what your doing or where you are...hope you are enjoying these lazy days.
I wish I had read this post before I went to the grocery store because it reminded me I am out of honey. lol
Great post and enjoyed my visit here today. Glad you got to come by and read my memory lane post about my son. You are so right really nice things happen at the end of February....belated Happy Birthday to your daughter too
Love
Maggie

yaya said...

It's fun to recharge, and see life from different angles..also it helps you to appreciate home a little bit more too. Have fun and get your inspiration because I love reading what's in your head!

Grandma Honey said...

I think I was born needing a certain quota of alone time. It's how I de-stress and recharge. I can't do it without it...even on vacation. So good for you!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

YUM- Love honey. Captured so well

Laraine Eddington said...

Good luck with the recharge...just don't electrocute yourself ;)

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

Sounds like you are really enjoying some peaceful, restful time. I enjoyed the music and reading what you shared as always. Keep enjoying sweet Sue. Hugs

Joy For Your Journey said...

Oh, I so need a day like that!!

Jess said...

I love mental health days. and are you planning to caramelize that honey and roll some pears and cinnamon in it?

Brian Miller said...

glad you are having a good get away...we all do need them from time to time...it does help us gain perspective...

karen said...

Getting away is the best! It renews your soul, gives you a fresh perspective, and, in the end, it makes you appreciate coming home again. I'm so glad you're having a good time.

Kat said...

Getting away from the routine does help you to gain perspective on what is really important. And for me, alone time is imperative to my mental health. Glad that you are having a nice break! Kat

Donna said...

I like that "part of my soul are sleeping"...how great to vacation and just BE. It's so re-charging sometimes to sit, breathe, look, absorb AND SLEEP!! From the pictrues you last posted, it looks like you are in a phenomenol place to do all that....enjoy!!
I'm with Ya-Ya...relax, recharge, -we just enjoy what's in your creative head!!

Karen Mortensen said...

Good for you. I think I need to follow suit. Shake myself up that is.

cj Schlottman said...

Sue, I so believe in alone time! So glad you are having a this wonderful experience.

Namaste..........cj

Darlene said...

Glad you were enjoying the peace and quiet, but I thought you were going to go to school with Nikki and talk to the girls in her classes. What happened to that? And you need to learn how to play all of her movies so you can see all the ones that were nominataed for Oscars. It will be great for you to watch them on her HUGE T.V. screen.

Amy said...

I love how you write. It is so beautiful and conveying. I hope you are able to awaken those parts of your soul that are sleepy. I am glad you had such a wonderful vacation, and wish you many many more. And that honey looks so yummy!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Mmmmm.... I could almost taste this post.

Enjoy the moment. (hugs)

jen said...

Your words to my ears. I feel the same way about my sleepy soul. When you discover how to reawaken it, will you share?
Thanks.

Lisa Loo said...

Lovely words that stick to my mind! :0)

We are going on a week long vacation next week--am hoping for the same chance to rejuvenate a little!

Kristin Klein said...

I'm feeling similar sentiments these days. The house is empty for the first time in months, it's pretty quiet. I'd forgotten what I do during such times! But, not to last. The kids come home today! (Except for Kelsie who has now arrived in Tanzania and is having a great time!)

Kristin

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