spiraling inward and then outward again
as i was doodling this afternoon and letting my mind wander, i thought about sitting on the deck of the rental beach house, wishing for a moment i was still there. and as i sketched the spiral of yet another shell,(i drew a lot of shells while on hatteras island) i thought about how the simple spiral shape represents our inward journeys, and how with each day and with each breath i took while there by the ocean i felt myself travel closer and closer to the center of myself. i thought today about how i need to find a way to take the time for that sort of meditation here at home.
and as i let my finger slowly trace the spiral of the shell outward i thought, this is where i am now. i am on the journey back out again. back from vacation and back to the world of routine and school and rushing...maybe not rushing. hopefully not rushing. hopefully i can remember how to get back to the center. my center.
i will keep this shell by the computer as a reminder.
it feels strange to be sitting at the keyboard. i have not done much of this since being home. i blame this on the chill of the autumn nights beckoning me on a walk, or to sit on the porch.
and please please forgive my turtle-like pace of returning emails. i am working my way through...