As the week draws to a close, sundays are the end of my work week, I often feel a sense of wanderlust. Sometimes i crave an adventure, any adventure, just something new, exciting or different. Other times i feel the need to escape and just run away. My husband thinks im bored or worries im unhappy but that is not the case. This week , the need to run away has been particularly strong. Instead of doing my normal thing which is getting in my car and driving around aimlessly or throwing myself into a craft project, i decided to take sometime to reflect. I asked myself the first question. Am i looking for a new adventure, experience , scenery or am I feeling the need to run away? The answer is running away. Now to figure out the why. Am i running away from my life, no, i have a husband that loves and adores me, he makes me feel so happy, safe and full of joy. We truely are madly in love with each other. Though our work schedule leaves us only a little bit of time together, I often spend alot of time at home alone. Maybe thats it, Im running away from home! No that cant be right, i have a beautiful homen filled with everything i need and want, including four amazing dogs. Although there are always things to be cleaned, repairs that need to be made and bills that need to be paid? Ah ha! Finances i must be feeling the need to run away from work...that cant be it either. I love my job and i find so much joy in what i do and i am so blessed that i can wake up every morning and make a living doing what i love. By the end of the week im tired, as most of us are, and sometimes i have clients that drain me emotionally, for the most part everyday is a good day. So what is my problem. All day as i went through my daily routine of getting up and getting ready, working my shift and then coming home, i figured it out. Its all of the above but not in the way many might think. Im out of balance, everything needs attention and ive been avoiding giving attention to everything in my life and instead giving energy to the desire of running away. Ive decided for the next two weeks im going to focus on grounding myself and restoring balance to my life.
Sukkot, Full Hunter’s Moon, and a poem. 🌀
The Apple Tree and the Moon
There are no other kisses
Like yours and mine.
No other place where bliss is
Than in the hands of thine. ☯️
There is only one honey-colored moon
So full and so bright,
Rhyming the thoughts in my room
Where in silence, I recite
Of you and your kisses
That I miss in return.
You are what my day misses
When Love takes its adjourn. 🌝
Copyright 2 September 2005 by Diane M. Maietta. All Rights Reserved.
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5 years ago I went to Seattle for an athletics trip. While I was there I visited the market, and there I met a man who immigrated from China at 8 on a boat to flee from oppression. His family could not come so they sent him in the hopes of a better life. When I met him he was in his late 80’s and he told me that when he got here he had no money, and so he would come to the market and paint and sell his artwork. He spent many nights in the cold sleeping alone. He was a gentle soul and I couldn’t help but admire how hard his path must of been. He painted this picture of cherry blossom’s for me. As I paid for for it I received it and cherished it. I had no idea the impact this man or his painting would have on me. I loved the color scheme as well as its simplicity. I loved the softness of it and how it made me focus and reflect on the seasons of life. In a painting so small it seemed to say so much. His painting gave me permission to do less, zero in on what’s important, be gentle, and go with the seasons. The colors that dominate my office to this day (white/black/green) are a reflection of this painting. As this man inspired and changed me, I long to do the same for others. I pray that I can meet that old man once again in this life or the next. I would love to give him another hug, shake his hand, and tell him thank you. #thankful#peace#peaceofmind#serenity#happy#joy#solitude#reflection#nature#art#healing#energy