Seasonal bounty covers my path in gems of ruby, topaz, and garnet. Fall textures create beauty with rough acorn caps, jagged sticks, and fluffy skies. An amazing palette excites my senses and soothes my spirit with one cool crisp day.
At the beach for many years now I have re read Anne Morrow Lindbergh's GIFT FROM THE SEA.Several years ago, I began studying its principles through a journal with both words and images.The next few days I will share from this year's journey.
My week away in the paradise of Kiawah Island SC was so needed. Much time to relax, think, write, read, and paint. If only I could find that bit of peace everyday in life. I have discovered that simplicity (more on that later) is the way to do it. By paring down activities, things and people to manage, and stuff, you can allow a simpler existence to lead you daily to peace and comfort.
Someone said "Vacation is when you go away and don't come back". I WISH! Someone else said, "Vacation is when you vacate your life for a period of time." This is more truthful. I do believe you can find a few minutes out of each day to do this as well. I highly recommend it for sanity's sake. Let go of fatigue. Release all worry, fears, drama, and irritants. Finding respite is a daily quest and must be practiced diligently. Artists may have an advantage here. They can escape through words, music, images, and such.
The beach's restorative ability is amazing. A tired body finds new strength. A frazzled mind finds clarity. A burnt out spirit finds hope. A hurting soul finds healing. A blocked heart opens up to new possibilities.
A lone shell sits in the wet sand.
Open to possibility.
True it can be tossed and battered in the surf
but it can also find new purpose and beauty in a new home.
Don't forget my giveaway starts and runs all week. See the explanation at this page,