my threshold year…

In January, the last time I wrote here, I thought I was coming back to blogging regularly. And here it is mid-June, and I haven’t written a single post! So I suppose I was not coming back. This year so far has been one of gentle awareness…slowing down and letting go…experimenting with newness and also finding myself in old patterns…days of vitality and the making of progress with my aspirations…days of pain and lethargy and doing very little.

This feels like a threshold year for me, not in some grand, clear, decisive way, but in ways that come out of quiet noticing and thoughtful responding. It makes for interesting times with my creating for the world beyond my home and garden, I can tell you. All that I am deeply certain of is the beauty and wonder of becoming a grandmother…and wanting to spend more and more of days making do to mend the earth and become ever more my own. My threshold is wide and comfortable, and I am sitting upon it, looking out and looking within, here for as long as I need to be.

So on this late morning as I am simplifying some online things…and putting together a week-long simplicity retreat for Wisteria & Sunshine, I thought I would leave a note here. In a few days, I am leaving on a long train trip to Maine to attend an herbal retreat and visit with dear friends. Two twelve-hour journeys there and back with spacious hours, removed from my every~days, to plumb the depths, dream and ponder. Hours to stare out of windows, see fresh-to-me every~days and sights, to look at my life from a distance and take stock…and to relax and enjoy the pleasures that come my way, of course.

I’ll be back here sometime this summer when I know more clearly what this space is for. If you’ve been receiving emails when I post here, please know that I’ve let go of that service as a part of my simplifying. But you will still be on my mailing list, and I will let you know whenever I do leave something here in the hedgerow post~box for you to find. If you aren’t on my mailing list, I welcome you to sign up here.

Wishing you a peaceful, clarifying summertime,