How to catch your breath.
I sent him away with all 7 of our children.
Take them on a long nature walk. I needed to push the color around. To paint even if nothing about it made sense. A busy week of unpacking and readjusting to a new learning schedule crashed sideways to nearly toppling by illness and asthma. All day and intermittedly throughout the night I tended to sick kids …listening in the darkness to labored breathing…rubbing eucalyptus oil on warm feet. But after I pushed my arms wide demanding space to harvest our first honey.. we seemed to turn the corner. A long list of to-do’s that claimed all focus seemed to dissipate as I felt like even I could again take a deep breath.
So there I sat with white paper in front of me in a quiet house…my mind seeing nothing but color….focusing on color. As the little tree grew on my paper I could feel my breathing lighten.. something inside of me being made right. As a flock of Canadian geese flew in perfect formation by my window I realized my quiet little creation was in between seasons.
Focus on the season you are in… it could be a aviary of Wedding Birds… or peaceful little mid season tree… just be focused where you are.
Breathe deep where you are… because there are more deep breaths to be had in the next season.