The healing rainsPosted: May 30, 2012
I’ve been terribly busy this week. I feel swamped, and not just from the (very much needed!) heavy rains we’ve had over the past couple of days. So, I am doing what I always do when I feel overwhelmed. I’m taking a breather. A small break to put my thoughts and priorities in order.
One of the things that has taken a backseat while I get ready to travel is my yoga practice. I have been doing the minimum necessary to be able to say I’m still carrying on with my commitment. (It’s day 247, by the way.) My body has been reminding me that cutting corners also cuts the quality of the work.
This morning I went back to basics, a comfort yoga practice so to speak. I did a series of hip openers from A.M. Yoga for Your Week. It’s 20 minutes, but that was just long enough to work out some of the kinks. Aches and pains have been dissolving, and my mind had a little quiet time.
I think I’ll take the DVD along for the trip. Left to my own devices, I will skate by, stretching for a moment or two and calling it yoga. At least with the DVD I’ll have a routine, one that forces me to practice things I often skip (yes, that would be you, twists and backbends).
We had some heavy fog develop yesterday around sunset. It looked like the clouds had come down from the sky to check out the earth. The best way to show it to you is with a look at one of the neighborhood McMansions.
Eventually we couldn’t see it at all (which really isn’t such a bad thing).
Sometimes the clouds do come down to visit the earth (we see that most often in the mountains). But in this case, the fog started at ground level, earthly clouds lifting up to join with the sky clouds.
Well, I should get back to work. There is still quite a bit to be done around here before we go, including some gardening.
Thanks for dropping by on this beautiful Wednesday. The heat and humidity of the weekend have finally been swept away. It’s a little breezy and a lot sunny, a perfect day for a walk around the pond, and/or a boat ride. Go on ahead. I’ll join you later if I can.