My mother died three years ago today, so it is an especially delicate and precious day for me, as are they all, of course, but this one has extra ripples, and so I may pause and eddy a bit.
A friend is visiting her young nephew who is in the process of being toilet trained. He likes to have her watch him pee and poop. We forget perhaps what an accomplishment that is, that control, and letting go of something that is part of us.
I am again feeling the clutter around me, and planning to go through and cleanse and release. Realizing I do that every morning and throughout the day is a happy consideration. I couldn't survive any other way, so today, is a release day for me.
I look out on gray, and all seems asleep. It is a vacation day for many, including Steve. I am going to try to remember to walk down at 11:00 to watch the bicycles speed by on their journey from Sausalito to Santa Rosa. It is President's Day, a day to celebrate two that were excellent, and hope this next one will excel in the same way, and that the nation will allow it to be so.
Peace and Love and Inner Light.