I feel like I can relate to the chair these days: being led down a garden path and dumped halfway. It is beyond stressful, unfortunately.
I'm sorry you are feeling under such stress and hope you will feel better soon.
That is such a lovely photo , and a lovely place to sit and think. Also, a lovely place to avoid the news, and realise that feeling so awful about things out of our control does not not aid the universe one iota. The important things reach you anyway!
I will do just that Penny - and a good point about the important things reaching you anyway!
I have decided to find myself a home in the mountains, somewhere high up where one learns to live peacefully in the cold and the silence. It’s said that in such a place certain revelations may be discovered. That what the spirit reaches for may be eventually felt, if not exactly understood. Slowly, no doubt. I’m not talking about a vacation.
Of course, at the same time I mean to stay exactly where I am.
Are you following me?
"I Have Decided" by Mary Oliver. Text as published in A Thousand Mornings: Poems (Penguin Press, 2012).
here is a quote that says what i think you might mean cath,
peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. (unknown)
although a cave in the himalayas might be nice....:-)
ps...your chair looks like the perfect place to meditate on the gloriousness of the natural world.....
Thank you Julia. That quote is so right.
I also meant to illustrate that in my imagination I can be anywhere, even simply sitting on Freda's new halfway chair.
I also should have made it more clear/visible that my whole comment was a quote, this beautiful poem by Mary Oliver.
What a brilliant quote, so apt. Thank you Julia., and sometimes a cave would be the answer to everything!!
Calm in your heart sounds worth seeking....
I have only in the last year or two found Mary Oliver's poetry through a gift from a friend and I love it and will seek out this one. Thank you Cath.
You are so right it is too easy to complicate things. I sure those fantastic surroundings will inspire simple thoughts and living. Sarah x
I will treat these surroundings as a mini-retreat I think Sarah. x
I have had an exercise in remembering to do things more simply with a large construction design at home. Every time I took away something, it got stronger. Your chair looks like the perfect place to stare and think.
'Every time I took something away it got stronger.' Food for thought there Lucille. Thank you.
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