Yesterday I turned off my computer, pulled on garden gloves, and worked on the pots on my back deck. I didn’t just stick new annuals into the holes left from the dead things I pulled out (my usual modus operandi). I refilled the pots with fresh soil and set up a few new pots. The sun was shining.
The SUN was shining! It was HOT! What a glorious day. I topped it off with a ferry ride to my daughter’s evening lacrosse game. They were playing a team on Bainbridge Island, just across the sound from Seattle. Crisp air, blue sky, Seattle skyline behind me and shadowy blue mountains looming just past the island – food for the soul. I watched the water rushing below me, the only way you could tell that the ferry was moving fast.
I gave a huge sigh and let it all go – all the tension, stress, and anxiety. I just breathed.
They won an incredibly exciting, well matched game. On the ride home, I stood on the upper ferry deck and watched the full moon glisten the dark water. Seattle’s skyline sparkled, orange jewels strung against the night.
I just breathed.
Why is it that we forget about this feeling when we’re not actually experiencing it? I guess it works out though, because every time I get a moment to just breath, it feels like the first time all over again.
So true. It could be addictive, so maybe the key is to get to that place more often, which would entice one to keep it up!
Maybe the secret is knowing where your place is. When you don’t, the moment comes on when you don’t expect it. But if you do know where your place is, then I guess you should try to get there as often as possible!
WA is a beautiful place when the sun decides to join us! I am glad your daughter’s team won! I just joined Glipho and found you there. Have you noticed any issues with it, has it caused any issues with WP?
Glipho hasn’t caused any problems with WordPress – it seems like another venue, with a different group of people – and a nice layout for following interests. I do wish it were easier to cross post – there are several steps to go through so I often forget to post over there. Are you blogging on Glipho?