I am not busy. I am relaxed. I am working but I am also receiving Time.
Feels like a renewed relationship with Time.
After decades of chasing it, I am ready to stop and enjoy it in all its fullness.
Yes. The present Time is uncertain. Even ‘interesting’. But it is ours. Yours and mine.
To live in, live through and live to tell the tale. Live well.
Create and claim small, simple joys.
Here are some things I tried-
Candle light in every room.
Bask in the glow. Notice how you slow.
Be a hopeless romantic and
Dig out some books of poetry, old and new.
Maybe create a card or two
For someone who loves you
with silk ribbons, floral fabric and sticking glue?
Write a long love-letter to you
From your higher self, not as a ‘parent voice’,
But as a compassionate friend.
Make cinnamon, raisins and apple stew,
Have it with great dollops of double cream.
One … or two.
Find a picture of yourself when you were 5.
Look at it. That’s the real you.
Find a perfect frame for it and
Share it with those who want to know you.
Last 12 days have been a break-through.
Si and I have finally started to enjoy Scrabble,
After 10 years. And 2.
Now, we are a proper couple. Woohoooo!
Treat yourself to flowers.
Repot some plants.
Tend and nurture them
And your soul. Pay attention to sunsets.
Watch ‘Out of Africa’ again.
Or ‘Modern Love’ on Amazon.
Listen to Dido or Norah Jones. Breathe
Create a sacred space.
Yes. It may sometimes feel like the world is falling apart
But keep yourself together. Informed, connected and centered.
Enjoy your time. And your company.