|Nature's Autumn Calico|
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft a-gley
To A Mouse
I should have known.
|From last year's "monsoons"|
I hope not; there's so much to do. I have plans for the garden for next season, and I want to get started. Then again, there's plenty to do inside, too. The little library off the kitchen has become a junk room, and needs organizing. My aunt's cookbook collection needs to be moved to the kitchen from upstairs.
STOP! Just for a few minutes, in these precious first rays of dawn, stop, and listen. Listen to the sounds of the house: the air vents popping as the heater pushes air through them, the refrigerator cycling, the occasional splat of rain on the window.
Stop and enjoy this glorious, luxurious moment of silence and solitude.
Stop, and feel those empty places inside, drained by the whirlwind of activity, the effort of dealing with people, and the cacophony of the digital deluge.
Stop, and feel them filling, slowly, gently, from the wellspring of blessed solitude.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
So, while I may have thought that my plans had gone "agley," in truth, they've gone aright. And for that I am truly thankful.