Wednesday, April 14, 2010

pause

So far, this week seems to be about juggling. I honestly don't know how to keep all of the balls in the air, so I think I'll stop trying  for a minute. I'm fairly certain that if  I pause, something magical will happen to keep those "balls" suspended while I breathe. Inhale. Exhale. There should always be a moment to pause.

I took these photos over the weekend as I did yard work, not to rest- oh no!... just thinking they were a sweet vignette. This little bee landed on the pillow at just the perfect moment. She knew  how to stop her busy bee life for a bit... and just where to do it! Why didn't I follow her example?

update: 12:50 pm... did it! sat in the sunshine. no book. just me... and the bees.


Now, I'm wishing I had really sat back on those fluffed pillows under the magnolia... taking the time to open a book. I'll close my eyes and imagine. Perhaps today in the midst of juggling far too many things, I'll remember to breathe and go sit under those pink blossoms, if just for a moment. Won't you join me... inhale. exhale.
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10 comments:

  1. Wow...so lovely!...quiero tomar una pausa en ese instante!

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  2. I am indeed sitting under that beautiful tree and resting against those lovely pillows! I lose myself in the book, looking up occasionally only to listen to the bird songs and bees buzzing :)

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  3. we're really on the same lengthwave, dear friend. I'm trying to force myself to slow down & take care of myself way more.
    PS : your photos are soooo pretty !
    oxoxo

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  4. looks like the perfect spot to kick back and relax! I hope you did it!

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  5. gorgeous pics! Luv those bees!

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  6. I'm trying to stop and smell the cherry blossoms. why is it so hard? why are we so driven. All my drive is kind anti establishment, but I still feel the need to be busy and do stuff and make stuff and rush.

    Today I will try to
    listen to music.
    smell some flowers.
    sing some songs.
    draw some pictures just for fun.
    take a walk?
    have a drink?
    read a book?

    BOY. that's a busy day of nothing. even my nothing is all stacked up and rushed. oops.

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  7. 'm so glad to have found your blog and cloud 9 fabrics and lots of other great stuff. I will be sure to shop there for the my softies I am working on. I'll check back with you. Your pics are lovely! Ahhhh spring is so hopeful.

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  8. I remember curling up in a chair when I was a teenager and just reading for hours on end. Right now I can't even read a blog for 5 minutes without having to get up and check on my kids...

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  9. What a fine place to stop and rest. I hope you do often. I can just smell the fragrance of the blossoms.

    Jody

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  10. This is so magical Maya....I can't think of anything I love more, really....standing under gorgeous blossoms and looking up. This spot looks so inviting and beautiful, with the white chair, yummy pillows and a book...sigh. I hope you take advantage of it very soon my friend, you deserve it.
    xo
    Melis

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