Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mindfulness


Picture me at my kitchen table, the sun pouring in, settling on my head, warm around my shoulders, the sounds of little children playing downstairs wafting in. Their voices are like the soft tinkle of wind chimes, gently stirring the air. I am alone in the apartment, my husband and son both gone to work, my daughter away sitting a college midterm, and the silence in my house feels holy, like a sun-filled chapel. There is a manuscript open in front of me, a pen in my hand, and I am reading and editing, but mostly reading, my sense of engagement utter and absolute, my joy almost childlike in its glee, its sense of recognition that yes, this is how it is, and at that moment the thought crawls through my head, I am so ridiculously happy right now. I just want to hold this moment, set it down, remember.


11 comments:

  1. You have spoken here of heaven.

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  2. Two lush pictures, the photo and your words. I am warmed by your happiness.

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  3. I know you have been struggling so reading this makes me happy.

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    1. Bridie, thanks for the song! It looks like music!

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  4. it is the feeling of doing exactly what you know you were meant to do.

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    1. susan, i think you know. yes, it felt like that exactly. xo

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  5. I am so happy right now to read this, so very happy for you. Yes, yes, yes.
    xo

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  6. I, too, am so happy for you and grateful for your mindfulness. How utterly fantastic to have these moments -- and to think that you might be in some office somewhere!

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