This mandala inspired this mandala. Happy coloring!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I guess I must've been hasty in my springtime weeding. I typically have a bigger plant with more flowers by now. This year, it's just a wee plantlet with this solitary Black-Eyed Susan bloom.
I do that sometimes ... get a bit overzealous when it comes to figuring out what to keep and what to toss. Suddenly everything has to go. Every green leafy is a weed. Not only within my garden, but also specific areas of my home, my life, and myself.
It happens when I focus on the finish rather than the process ... when I stop caring if the baby goes with the bathwater. After the high of the cleanup completed, there's the aftermath. Wanting back what I've lost. Regretting what I've tossed.
So today I am grateful for this one sweet flower and the message that it sends me. Slow down. Look closely. Discard with care.
Posted by Jakk at 5:54 PM
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Empty nested. I am not a fan. Not yet. Maybe in due time.
It crosses my mind around 6:15 a.m. that I ought to go upstairs to make sure she's up for the day. And then I remember. A school bus goes by. I remember. Evening rolls around and time for all to return to the roost. Again, I remember.
She's getting settled. Finding her way. Figuring it out. Fumbling. It's going around. Individually within and collectively as a family. Navigating these changes is awkward. Surprisingly messy. Not at all like I thought it would be.
I welcome this new chapter with open arms. I shamelessly confess that I've no idea what to do with it from there. Not yet. Maybe in due time.
Posted by Jakk at 12:03 PM