Celebrating a Year

June 27, 2012

with 4 comments

There is joy and bounty at either end of this trip, but still I am sad, and in my sleep-deprived daze I can’t figure out how to get around it. I jump back into this life surrounded by friends and plans, but part of my heart hasn’t returned yet, and I’m not even sure I remembered to pack it. Already expectations crowd out dreams and there are things to manage and decide about and fix. Responsibilities order my brain back on its feet when it simply wants to rest and remember fresh papaya and the sound of ocean waves, and melodies that fly in on the wings of joy. There is so much to consider, so much to reflect on and stow in the right spots to bring the true picture of my life into focus. A quote from the end of Zora Neale Hurston’s great book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” lingers on the edge of my mind. “She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.”

Written by mairmusic

June 28, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Posted in June

4 Responses

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  1. i know what you are talking about. it will take a little time :)

    Sharmishtha Basu

    June 29, 2012 at 3:45 am

  2. Re-entry into another whole world…may take a little time. ;-)

    slpmartin

    June 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm


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