WaitingPosted: December 8, 2011
The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
~ Fran Lebowitz
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
~ Paulo Coelho
We have been gifted with sunshine here in the Bogs today. Bright, beautiful, light. Although it’s cold outside (in the 20s when I went out for my walk this morning), the sun makes it feel warmer.
I tried to capture some of the sunlight while I was out getting a dose of Vitamin D. After several days of rain and cloudiness, it was nice to see blue sky once again.
The clouds you see in the above photo eventually cleared out completely, but not while I was outside.
I watched and waited as the clouds would block and then release the sun. In the meadows, the sun appeared as a golden light in the grasses and dried flowers.
On the pond, the sun and cloud reflections created abstract works of art.
Waiting is something I don’t mind doing. I find it a good opportunity to catch my breath and slow down my thinking. If it’s a long wait, I use the time by reading, writing, doodling, or some other creative endeavor such as the knitting I’m learning how to do. How do you feel about waiting?
I promised you some flowers today, didn’t I? Birthday flowers like to be shared, and they don’t mind waiting if the wait isn’t too long.
I reckon that’s it from the Bogs for today. Thanks so much for dropping by and joining me on a short hike around the subject of waiting, and around the pond.