Hello my friends,
Thanks for stopping by. Pull up a chair and have a cup of coffee with me :).
I sat out on my patio this morning for the first time in quite a while. I took my coffee and a pad of paper and told Rafi*, “Mom’s going to have a think.”
I sat on the old green chair from Starlite, moved the spider plant over on the table, and tried to sort out all the thoughts in my head.
It felt like too much work.
I told myself, “Just sit.”
Or, as I say to my students, “First, we Stop.”
So, I sat!
I sit now, just enjoying my coffee and the feel of the air.
Watching the maintenance people working, driving their little carts filled with the tools of their trade and self-importance. They buzz all around the pathways in the complex, stopping at different units to fix things.
I suddenly see a very pretty spiderweb catching sunlight up in the corner of my patio. There are two webs, partly completed or partly broken; I’m not sure. Are they from two spiders ganging up on bugs? Or is this one very ambitious spider?
Quieting down and breathing more freely…
I notice that the tree in front of the entrance on the left side, has pink flowers on one branch. I look at the tree on the right; one branch has masses of pink flowers waving in the air. I knew they were there on some level but I’d never really noticed them.
Sitting here…smelling the green scent of cut lawns and newly pruned bushes. A breeze waves through the leafy spider plants and they are in motion like ripples on the shore.
The more I look, the more I see. Details of life are everywhere; does noticing them make us more alive?
I enjoy the last sips of now cool, French press coffee. The air is pleasantly cool on my bare arms.
Stopping what I call “thoughts” is allowing something else to bubble up.
More noticing Deeper breaths Less thinking.
The day calls.
*Rafi, my Japanese Chin; 5 1/2 pounds of sweetness.
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