Renewal

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I’ve learned a lot while laying in bed off & on, fighting this cold, for over a week now. Each day, I soak in a mineral bath, listening to Tara Brach‘s calming meditations, and ponder this good life~watching the trees through the curtains. In the evening, H and I slowly walk through the woods around Lake Padden. Its the first few days of Spring. Mary Oliver’s words are ringing in my mind
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”

For now, I’m shifting away from being a mom. I am still trying to get a grasp on how or what it means… it will come, I just need to let it ferment a little longer, while my heart & head are both swirling with feelings of change~ and renewal. About myself, about others, about life. I think this 10 days have been precious and that I am transforming in some great way.

“To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go”

~Mary Oliver

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I’ve been working on this, while listening to Sigur Ros Radio on Pandora.

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7 thoughts on “Renewal

  1. Oh that is beautiful! I hope your cold eases up.

    You will always be a mom, but a mom to an adult child. From here on out the child will be directing the show while we watch – and hope we did everything right. This can also be the time when you get your life back, sort of. Your life now is a blank canvas… Enjoy!

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