Wednesday, December 5, 2012

a gift

So often our hurry up lives leave us missing moments...the little details that soften the hard edges of long days. To me, the details take away the mundane...remove neutrality, elevate - yes, elevate our lives. But, I get caught up in busy and miss these moments.

So, as I throw in the towel to this illness that has swept into my body this week...I also step off the roller coaster of December. I am forced to ease back, to slow it down, to lay low.

And what do I notice - the details. The chime of our mantle clock, calling out the hour as it has done for 100 years. The soft light coming in through the dotted green curtains, like being touched with magic. The solid warmth of a cat at my feet, the loyalty that awaits when I just sit down. The tiny ribbon, just right on that sweet ornament. The sound of the bells on our kitchen door as it opens to home.

As much as I will relish my return to wellness, I have come to understand, too, that we move too fast, take on too much, and miss moments. It is too bad that it takes our own body calling "stop" to understand.


prims by olde lady morgan said...

Oh ms. Kari, Thinking of you... do you knwo sometimes your comment box doesn't come up to leave a comment? Picutre on my blog a couple of days ago with my trcuk I got from you.. decked out for the Holidays! have a wonderful Christmas my friend! OLM

Barb said...

So sad to hear you are down but maybe not "out" (?) since this is a time for you to just sink into the quiet darkness of illness and rest.. It is funny how the body sometimes decides that one needs to get sick in order to slow down. I hope you are feeling better soon.
Love your outlook on things.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

omg... what bad tpying I have today... I really should proof read before I hit comment!OLM

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Keri, sorry to hear your down, love the display though.....Blessings Francine.

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