Tuesday, April 22

the inevitable spin of Spring

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There's a reason I don't teach or take classes during Squam . . it's because I am an all or nothing kind of personality. I don't have any access to the 'moderation' dial when it comes to things I put my heart into. 

If my focus is on something I am passionate about-- it gets all of me. (Of course, for all you mathematicians out there-- the opposite is equally true, ahem).

This is becoming more and more apparent to me this Spring.

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Like most things, it is both a curse and a blessing.  Right now, I am trying to simply be with it.  Be with my own best counsel as I have been here so many times before.

Spring-- you get me every. single. time. *shaking fist at the sky*

This year, I thought I had outsmarted this season that inevitably swings me around and dumps me on my head. Ha.  Just another example of my ludicrous illusion of control.

It's the abundance that overwhelms me in this season.

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So much to take in.  SO much stimulation on every front-- visual, scent, sound--- it makes me want to pull a total Eckhart Tolle and just sit on a park bench for 3 months and do nothing but be in it, observe it -- but of course, life has demands, obligations, commitments and you know-- dogs.

Must you share? Can we have no privacy? (Sorry, kid)

DAISY:  oh sure, blame your overloaded head on us.
We, the zen creatures who are only ever in the present moment.
Go ahead-- we can handle it.  We'll just drop more deeply
into our happy place while you create a story about how busy you are.
Knock yourself out, you crazy human.

Ahhh, thanks for the reality check, Daisy-- am feeling better already.

bisous, e

15 comments:

  1. O, that Daisy. So full of truth! haha!

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  2. Why is it so much harder to stay in the moment in spring? I'm feeling it too! Silly season of rebirth.

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    1. I know, right?! Give me Fall, the season of death . . that never bothers me .. :)

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  3. I feel like I "caught" ADD from one of my kiddos- I mean, it's bad!! So, I'm right there with ya!! Ah, Daisy- all she had to do was look - and I could feel her reproach. ;)

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    1. hee hee-- she sure does 'baleful' with the best of them! xoxox, e

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  4. I have not checked in to the Magic of Myth this week. Totally swamped. (Tell Daisy to quit looking at me!) Your photos are wonderful, and I would love to accompany you on that bench....

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    1. YES !!! let's declare a month of bench sitting . .. . I am SO in on that!

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  5. I love Daisy...haha! I have a Maggie here that looks at me in much the same way. And bench sitting sounds good to me by the way because I don't know how to use my off button! So pick the bench!

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  6. gotta love those that set us straight.!

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  7. Ah, staying in the moment. This is something I'm on a seemingly endless quest to really get down. I've gotten better as I've gotten older, but as someone who tend to be quite Type A, I totally understand where you're coming from. I'm always either all-in, bust-my-ass into something, or I'm out. I don't have a whole lot room for middle ground, it would appear.

    I think Spring gets us because it's a time when you can feel the growth all around, so it always feels like you should be doing more than you actually are doing. I know that tends to be true for me at least :)

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  8. could totally do the bench thing...

    i get the all-in mentality.

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  9. It's the pink flowers everywhere. And the still-low sunlight streaming through trees only half in bud. I just want to eat all the trees as they look SO BEAUTIFUL at this time of year. I think I'm a fairly middle ground type of person but spring really, really does get in my step. Every single year. I hope that if I make 80 spring will still rejuvenate me then!

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thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e