Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quieting my Mind, Slowing my Pace...

I need to sit awhile and contemplate where I am going. I have been spinning about, moving my belongings from one house to the next and in the process, losing my sense of self, losing my sense of balance. Mind you, all of this spinning has brought me many riches and I love the community I have landed in. I just am not yet planted here. Inertia, a resting and thinking will bring that. I just need to slow down. Way down.

This morning, as my pup and I made our way to the park to meet up with some other dog owners, I stumbled upon a pocket park with a beautiful mosaic bench tucked into one corner. I love things with character- especially those that have the hand of the artist on them- and I immediately slowed down to take a longer look at the pictures created in the tiles. I was reminded that my art, what I want to create for myself in life, had been put away for too long and needs to be drawn back out and worked on.

I think I need to go on a personal retreat. To use solitude to find myself and collect my thoughts. So that I can begin again anew. To find my balance. To think, to breathe. To create something beautiful which speaks to me in much the same way this bench does.

4 comments:

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Darcy -- If I had a bench like the one near you in that pocket park -- I would make it a destination point every day throughout the week. Give it a name, examine the creations, hum a bit and pet your dog. Get inside yourself and smile. -- barbara

troutbirder said...

First time visitor enjoying your notions of the natural world, a sense of place and community. I also abhor touristy places and "amusement parks." Louvs book The Last Child In The Woods spoke to me as I had raised my sons to be one with community and nature... :)

Darcy said...

Barbara- Yes, the bench is beautiful and was such a pleasant surprise to happen upon! Wonder if my pup would slow down enough to let me enjoy it?

Darcy said...

Troutbirder- Thanks for visiting my blog! I also loved Louv's book and found his thoughts mirrored mine as well. Bet your sons are interesting men, being raised with nature and community in mind.