Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sporadic Ambivalence of Indecision

I can't seem to make up my mind.

Let me set the stage:
It's chilly outside--not cold--but chilly.
I put up Halloween decorations today (I'm not one of those people who keep them up long.) The house smells like cinnamon and cloves and other festive fall scents.
The bowl of Halloween candy is sitting next to the front door, because I like trick-or-treaters.
The bowl is only half full because Mountain Man and the kids keep swiping hand fulls as they walk out the door.
There is a skeleton sitting on the wreath outside my front door.

All is pointed to that most delectable and dastardly night of the year, All Hallows eve.
The only exception is the resounding chorus of  "Angels We Have Heard On High."

Welcome to our house.

What's your Halloween tradition? 

Friday, October 11, 2013

On the mess in my head, wandering, and what's inspiring you?

My head is a mess.

I just can't seem to settle it down.
I toss and turn all night.
I dream of strange things.
I keep forgetting to breathe, and sometimes it feels like I'm never going to be able to quiet it down again.

I wander.
And I wonder.
I find myself straining to listen during simple conversation. I'm longing to feel that quiet space within my center.

It may be the change of seasons.
It may not.
And I'm also finding inspiration is the strangest of places.

U2 lyrics are making my brain launch into wonderful fantasies of world peace and understanding.
Autumn leaves falling remind me that I can think thoughts and then let them be swept away in the wind.
My heart feels like it's cracking open with deeper appreciation for the differences of humanity.
This girl inspires me:

What's inspiring you this week?