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Friday, December 30, 2011

Washing Clean

It's raining, raining, raining....
Sheets of rain are pouring down outside and the lovely sound on our metal roof lulls me.
So right for the New Year, washing away all that we want to shed...
for me, too many "shoulds", rigid thinking, anxiety that narrows options...

Let's put it all in positive terms, which are easier for our brains.
Flexibility, awareness, exploration for 2012.

Oh how I love that sound. A dull roaring. Buckets of water! It's beautiful.
Two days ago, I went for a morning run with a special friend in just such weather. When I left the house the sky was still dark, and as it turned to deep blue then dove gray the rain poured down. It was exhilerating. By the time I got home it was only drizzling, but I looked and felt as if I had waded into a cold mountain lake from the waist down (my upper body was clad in something that shed the water). It may not sound pleasant...but it was amazing!

Home today, the gift of a "workweek" day at home.
My Tall One (G1) is sick in bed, G2 is dreaming of inventions probably (we saw Hugo last night). and my plan for today is to cherish the sound of the rain, read as much as I can to G2 (we are reading our way through the Little House series as fast as our schedule allows, so thankful to have a 12 year old son who still likes to read out loud and share stories with me), and maybe head out for another rainy run when Minou returns... lets hope it doesn't slow down!

Happy New Year to you all!

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