I’m reposting this from September of 2009. It’s one of my favorite posts, as well as some of my favorite photos. Oddly enough, at the end of the post it mentions “suspending” new blog posts for the week – which is exactly why I chose to do a re-post for today. I’ve been working hard the last few weeks so I could take an entire week to escape into my studio and exercise my creative muscles before they atrophy! I’ve got several new works planned and am looking forward to this time dedicated to making new art. Enjoy this re-post and a few other automated postings this week. I’ll be back with some fresh new content soon! ~ Lynne
(Continuing my musing from yesterday’s post! ) I was able to spend some time at a nearby nature preserve, taking in a quiet, peaceful morning in the woods. The sun dotted the path where it could sneak between the heavy canopy of leaves and the weather was beautiful. One of those days that was neither too hot or too cold but just right. As I mentioned before, I was captivated by the leaves that, during their plummet to the earth, had been detoured. They were hooked to branches, lying on the leaves of other trees or on top of undergrowth. Much like many of us that get caught up along life’s path when we least expect it! As I rounded a slight bend in the path I looked up and, directly in front of me, there was a leaf suspended in mid-air. It almost looked as if time had stopped at that particular place, freezing this leaf on it’s journey downward. On closer inspection the spiderweb that was holding it in place became evident. I was mesmerized! How often I had felt like that leaf! Certain I knew where I was going and what was going to happen only to be stopped in mid-flight. Suspended, going nowhere. Although that sounds frustrating (and usually is!) there was something peaceful about the leaf too. Even though it’s journey had been halted I couldn’t help thinking that dangling there gave it a chance to rest. To slow down. To not crash into the hard earth quite as sharply when if finally did touch down. Perhaps these detours and time-outs are there to help us, not just frustrate us! It was a comforting thought that I’m still enjoying as I write this post.
That reminds me to mention that I will be “suspending” my blog posts for a few days while I take a mini-vacation. (Although I am testing out the “schedule” feature to do a pre-written post or two while I am gone!) It will feel good to travel a bit, see some different scenery and change up my routine. I’m packing my camera so, rest assured, I’ll be back with more photos and stories to share! Peace & love till I return.
Floating on the breeze,