Sunday, July 18, 2010
Mid Summer Musing
Ugh! I have joined the ranks of the complainers. It's too hot. It's too sticky. I have no energy. There are so many things I need to do! With little relief from these 90 plus degree days and high humidity, with upcoming family visitors, with aggravations like a refrigerator conking out in the midst of our hectic days, with upcoming shows and no new work produced - I've been feeling such frustration.
So my morning meditation is to look for the blessing.
There is nothing more welcome than the early morning air in summer! I'm perhaps more aware of this sea we are immersed in than at any other time of the year. The cicadas' chorus is one of my favorite summer sounds. Three little wrens were getting flight instructions in our backyard this morning, one perched on the porch railing only a few feet from us, peering back at us as we watched with delight.
Since I'm too hot by early afternoon to do much else, I've been getting a lot of reading in. And I'm thoroughly enjoying Kent Haruf's Eventide. His earlier Plainsong has been one of my all time favorite books.