I am back in Virginia, back in the county where I live, back in the village where I work, back in the house I call home. I had forgotten how lovely it is – not in a general way, but in the specific beholding-with-your-own-eyes-in-the-moment way . . . the mountains covered with trees . . . the forest canopy that shields most of the road home . . . the church grounds . . . the home I’ve decorated and adorned with the trinkets and colors and comfort that are uniquely me – I love them all.
|Sundial at Culzean Castle, Scotland|
It was, it is, the liberation of the disconnect.
It wouldn’t do for a lifetime, but for a wee while, it was . . . heaven – the essence of the practice of being made easy.
We don’t get time outs very often, if ever, we grown ups.
Being so precious, so rare, perhaps something spectacular should come out of them.
But that’s the thing about just being. It isn’t about the spectacular. I’m not sure what it is about, but it’s not about that.
I am back in Virginia.
And the lessons, if any there are, will come.
But for now, I have had my time out and it was glorious.
And that is