When the day feels dark
and cold as stone,
close your eyes.
living life one art project at a time
Wow, it has been many months since I have blogged here, and you may (or may not) have been wondering where I’ve been.
Excuse #1: I started working a second job this past fall, which allowed much less time for extracurriculars.
Excuse #2: I had a baby!
Miss Ella Rose was born just about 3 weeks ago on the summer solstice. The pregnancy plus the two jobs conspired together to allow very little time and energy to do much more than work and sleep and . . . write. Yes, write! While I was not posting Sky Poems on the blog, I still managed to keep writing them, although at a slower pace.
And now, here I am with a three week old baby. You might say that now seems like the worst time to start blogging again, but I have found over the last three weeks that now more than ever I need to find ways to look up and take an expansive deep breath. And so I have found myself scribbling little Sky Poems more since Ella was born than I did the previous nine months. Also, I will be staying home to care for Ella (no more two jobs) for the near future, which I’m hoping will allow me some little pockets of time to dash off a blog post once in a while. Of course I cannot predict how frequently I will find time to post, but expect to start seeing some Sky Poems again here. I hope you’ll come by now and again for a break and a deep breath.
Wherever you have been all this time,
wandering the fog of your own thinking,
riding the sea of your self
through a dark, dark night -
to this pure field,
this place that never closes.
to this peace,
this light that never dims.
to this warmth,
this wholeness that can never be broken.