Good morning Mindy,*
Isn’t it funny how things show up? Your random decision to mention that you find good mojo reading my blog put some excellent, dry kindling on those dying embers. All I want to do is write to you, write in my journal, read and paint. That is precisely what I want to do 24/7 right now.
And yet, that’s simply not what’s on the docket.
|Paris tales to be continued . . .|
We all have our commitments, our responsibilities, the tugs and tethers of life that pull us away from what we want to do most. Well, maybe that’s not true for everyone but for so many of us, I know that it is. It is a big part of what I hope Squam brings to the world. A chance to have every single obligation and commitment drop off so that you can sink into your skin, sink into your beingness and do whatever you are called to do for a full stretch of time.
Speaking of Squam– yes, it is that time. Tomorrow, Forrest and I load the cars and head north. My darling friend Camille is going to stay here and look after the dogs for me.
For the past two years, YOU have been up at the lake to greet us when we arrive and we are going to be missing you so very much. Your loose, easy energy. Your brilliant, creative decorating mojo. Your LAUGH. Gonna really miss your laugh at night when we sit on the porch and wind down from the day. At least I get to see you on Saturday at the fair — that’s a win for sure.
Meantime, I’ve been thinking about what you wrote that day on facebook and how since I began dashing off these notes to you– how not really blogging it has been for me. It feels more like trying to catch up on all the happenings that we haven’t had time to chat about. And for me, blogging was never really what did I have for lunch today kind of sharing.
For me, blogging — and the blogs I enjoyed reading (dead dinosaurs all, now) were exploring how to be in the world– exploring where they were in the world, and figuring out how to find more ease in their day.
|a glimpse of a normal morning when I am in the routine that I love most|
It might be a while before I post here again as the lake doesn’t have the most reliable wifi and you know too well, once you are up there, you drop into ‘lake time’ and the real world melts away. So I thought to share a few of the posts I feel said something that still rings true for me.
I’d really love to know (cause I am super curious) what posts connected most with you. And, I ask that of anyone else tuning in– especially MEGSIE!!<–! If you wanted to tell me which ones spoke to you, I'd be so interested to know.
For me– these are the ones that I am glad to be able to return to:
*This month — 30 days — I am writing a letter to my dear friend Mindy because I happened on Mindy’s post where she honored me to my core — sharing that she reads my blog (my long, long neglected blog) and it inspired me to promise that for one full month — 30 days of September– I would write her a letter each, and every day. Let’s see how I do . . . 🙂