We have heat. Windows are open; plants wilt; bodies sweat. It is unusual for here.
In addition, we are having five huge pine trees removed. It has a been a painful decision but now that it is begun, I see the expanding sky and we have many more trees that are already beginning to look around and spread.
Change. I resist it sometimes and yet once in it, it seems okay. All seems okay, better than okay. As Emily Dickinson wrote: "To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else." And here we all are, hopefully inspired.
I will give a speech on the pause tomorrow which has me thinking about why it is so important to pause and evaluate and reevaluate and set goals and also let them go if they are not quite right for us.
When I was a nature guide many years ago, I would set a ring of yarn on the ground and invite the children to explore. We would talk about what we couldn't see, the microorganisms in the soil, the water exchange.
Now, I do that mentally. What stirs in me?