May 23, 2016
Life is for the Living
I have it on good authority (from my Sweet Man) that I have not been blogging often enough. All I can say is, my life seems to be filled with a lot of living and not nearly enough time spent behind a camera, keyboard, sewing machine or book.
I would very much like to change that. Summer starts for us in a matter of days and I have big plans to make few plans. It just seems like the right thing to do right now. A long lazyish, unplanned, fly by the seat of our pants, follow our whims kind of summer.
There will be no summer bucket lists, no list of things that make us feel obligated and pressured. There will still be fun and adventures but what they might be, I could not tell you. There are only a few things on the calendar and I think that is the perfect amount. The best of days can be found among the ordinary ones. A day that dawns like any other, can become the kind that you want to memorize every moment of. I plan to have my fill of those.
May has been full. More full than it would seem a month could or should be. May has meant: a college graduation, Mother's Day, an awards ceremony, a ballet recital, an orchestra concert, a musical, a bathroom renovation, bronchitis, doctor's appointments, a lung scan, cat surgery, a trip to Virginia and various and assorted lunches, dinners and drinks on the porch. We are packing a lot of living into these 31 days and that is it's own beauty.
To me the real beauty is in slowness, in having time to stop and smell the peonies instead of feeling like you are rushing through life, crossing one thing after another off your to do list. While this month was full and has been lived at full speed, I am ready to shift gears now, and to choose what my days look like.