Sometimes we need tension. Dynamic tension to get things done, to create and accomplish. And sometimes we just need to sit and be still. Today is one of those days when I want to rest. To sit in the crisp early autumn air and listen to the rustle of the leaves as they race each other on their journey to their inevitable end. To sip tea and let my thoughts go. It feels so good to let them go, not to think, to be still in mind as well as body. But that is not my option today. Lot's of errands and commitments, dinner to make and driving to be done.
Some days I long for loads and loads of laundry. Doing laundry can be so cleansing and meditative in a simple and solitary way. But that is not my option today either.
I will find serenity in my travels today. It may not be where I would prefer to look for it, but I will find it none the less. A quiet car. A stranger's smile. The laughter of friends. The face of my child.