Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mind Wash

Overwhelmed.

Stuff of life

Problems, stress

Building project - ten months and counting

Red tape

Ailing parents

Dead car

Doggie surgery

Last week of school

Unexpected expenses

Christmas.

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Perspective.

Joy of discovery

Solutions, growth

Building project - easy progression

Intelligence cuts red tape

Recuperating parents

Expert Tom repaired car

Surgery prognosis: excellent

Fall term = much learning

Unexpected income.

Christmas!

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To clear my overstuffed head and heart I shall venture outdoors empty-handed, to simply feel the weather.

Breathe a prayer of gratitude, linger.

Solitude.

Simplicity.

Settling down.

Searching quietly.

In serenity is strength.

11 comments:

sean said...

Hi Cherie,
the snow, trees, exactly like here more or less.
Sounds like you definitely need a little time out.
My thoughts are with you.

Mike S said...

Wow, coincidence? Having had a morning beset with earthly problems Wednesday, I did much the same in a place that looks much the same. Very healing indeed:)

Cherie said...

Sean, a little time out is right. Nature is gentle therapy, that's for sure. Thanks for your kind words

Mike, coincidence maybe. Maybe it's great minds thinking alike. ;D Yes, very healing indeed.

I'm glad the three of us have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in beauty such as we do. Can't imagine life without it.

Deanna said...

Thanks for sharing your downs and ups and immersions. We received some unexpected income this past week, and it helped with challenges, some similar to yours. A Christmas miracle?

I wanted to go shake those dang bureaucrats after reading your last post. If you're planning to march down and give them a good talking to anytime soon, let me know and I'll come. :o)

Cherie said...

You're welcome, Deanna. Maybe a Christmas Miracle, maybe God providing as he always does - one way or another.

I sure will give you a call if I get my dander up and find my feet itching for a march! Thanks for the solidarity!

tshsmom said...

I'm wishing for a big fat sound-deadening snowfall for you to revel in!

Cherie said...

Tshs - that would be PERFECT!

Marianne Elixir said...

Oh, this was familiar. We are on a constant teeter-totter here of shifting perspectives as we anticipate leaving and yet anticipate a new start...and all smack dab in the midst of Christmas.

Cherie said...

I've been there Marianne. Trust me, you'll make it. It's hard, but you'll make it. And you'll have good memories, too. And memories that are kinda hard, but they help you empathize later on, when a woman half your age goes through the same thing one day. You can assure her that she'll make it. ;)

I've been thinking of all of you as you pack and clean and say good-bye.

And smack dab in the middle of Christmas!

Annie said...

Your contrast here is effective Cherie. Kind of a turn that frown upside down feeling but with more heart. I wish I was with you walking on that path. So much to share and what a serene place to do it in. You are good for me! (I must confess that sometimes I come here just for the photos but then your writing pulls me in. I enjoy your writing style. As a photog, you have a magnificent eye.)

Cherie said...

Thanks, Annie! I enjoy the photos, too. ;D

You are so nice! I know a walk with you would do me good.