Continuation

Last night, just before midnight, I watched the last of the full moon. I’ve had a flat, grey couple of days, a bit like the last post I wrote about, and I felt a need to be recharged.

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And there was no better time than underneath this beautiful moon.

I stepped barefoot outside on my decking. The air was cool and in the distance, down at the creek, I could hear the croaking of frogs. Behind me there was a rustle in the tree. It was our resident possum.  Close by Lamby slept on, seemingly oblivious to my presence, thank goodness, I didn’t want her bleating to break the stillness of the night.

I stood silently and watched the moon and clicked a few photos.

All was peaceful. And I felt an acceptance and peace seep into my bones.

I walked back inside. It was so light and all our curtains were drawn. I felt like a cat, slinking through the house, being careful not to wake anyone. Not a creature stirred, not Harry, not our guinea pigs nor my lamb close by outside.

This morning I woke to a cold frosty scene but somehow everything seemed brighter. There was contentment. I felt more calm and centred than I have in a long time.

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I feel as though I’m beginning a new phase in my life and there are roads forking in all directions. It’s a bit daunting, trying to find the right one.

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At times it feels like a never ending, continual stretch that’s going nowhere. Detours and choices we make don’t always work out, but perhaps it doesn’t matter. There’s no point looking back. We can change direction and start again.

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I’m reminded that everything in life is a continuation. We make plans, we have dreams, we succeed, we fail and we pick ourselves up again. It’s not always smooth sailing and there are times I feel like I’m heading off the tracks, but still, I persevere.

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It can be good to look at the big picture sometimes.

As daunting as it might be, the big picture is beautiful, even amongst the dark moments.

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With all the uncertainty and turmoil in the world right now, and our own personal pathway that might be unclear, there are constants. The moon rotates on its axis, the sun rises each day and at night it fades into the earth.

Life is a journey of continuation and whilst we might not always make sense of it, we can make the most of it. Living each day to the fullest.

May we all be grateful for each day and move forward in hope.

Sharing for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Continuation


88 thoughts on “Continuation

  1. Beautiful post, Miriam and words and photos match perfectly. Life, its tracks, detours mark our lives…may the heaviness lift for you. Two nights of cloud meant we never did see the super moon although I spotted it this morning!

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  2. A beautiful post Miriam and it never ceases to amaze me how much wisdom flows from reflecting under the moonlight. She is always there like a friend and I often feel the living presence of departed souls in her company. Thank you for sharing this and blessings to you 💖

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    1. Lucky you Carole! We’re expecting 30c here tomorrow which will be lovely and our warmest day for ages but next week it’s back down to 17C, right when my son goes to camp! Crazy Melbourne weather.

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  3. Super moon night the other night… we were hoping to witness it but it rained so hard… our hearts sank…they say it will appear by 2034.

    Having said that i am happh to see your post about the suprr moon in my reader..

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  4. It was cloudy/rainy in my area so I wasn’t able to see the beauty of the super moon. Than last for sharing the photos. I know what you’re going through – as I and so many others are going through a shift – or soul searching – as I mentioned in my latest post. Once the gray skies are lifted – sunnier days will shine Miri!! 🌞

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  5. What a beaut that second last photo is, Miriam! I was underwhelmed with our moon last night. It stayed behind the clouds for most of the evening and when it appeared seemed a long, long way away. Glad you feel revived today. Somebody remarked to me about the silence and lack of birdsong. All of nature attendant on mistress moon. 🙂

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  6. ‘At times it feels like a never ending, continual stretch that’s going nowhere.’

    I’m with you. Life is a journey and I get that, but sometimes I wish that I could get to the point where I can feel still for a few minutes (years would be ok too) instead of feeling like I’m always reaching for something. I need to find the middle ground there. For me that means being content with where I am, while still reaching for where I want to be. Hard balance.

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean. For me lately it’s almost a demotivation and guilt for not doing more, feeling like I should but just not knowing how. Maybe I need to be content with just sitting with how things are for a bit instead of trying to force things. A hard balance for sure.

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  7. Oh Miriam.. You’ll never know how much I needed to read those words to put the ‘crossroads and pending changes in my life into perspective… Thankyou – I’m writing these in my ‘dreams’ journal:

    …..there are constants. The moon rotates on its axis, the sun rises each day and at night it fades into the earth.
    Life is a journey of continuation and whilst we might not always make sense of it, we can make the most of it. Living each day to the fullest…….

    I’m glad you’re finding some peace out there… that moon couldn’t fail to bring some tranquillity.. and bless little lamby for sleeping through for you! x

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    1. I’m glad these words came at the right time for you Wendy. Yes, life is a continual flux and challenge that’s for sure but I really did feel the peace and calm underneath that Supermoon. And it stayed with me the next morning. It’s easy to forget the constants isn’t it? The things we take for granted amidst all the changes. Hope you’re doing well my friend. Take care. xo

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      1. Thanks Miriam.. Life never stays the same and it’s time for me to get out of my ‘cosy work slippers’… Not easy and a bit scary but my heart is calling louder as each day passes … Time for new beginnings I think! I’m so glad you were able to enjoy that wonderful moon and I hope you’re ok too Miriam. Blessings sent with love x

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        1. Oh Wendy, it sounds as though you and I are in the same place. It is a bit scary but sounds like we both just need to take the plunge, the hard part is knowing exactly what that is! But we’ll work it out! Hugs and love back xo

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        2. That’s it – I’m in a quandary thinking about lots of different options and then I’m back to square one again.. Yep – time to dive! I wish you the best my friend xx

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        3. No – it’ll have to be a speed boat for me.. The last time I went on a ‘bigger boat’, I was VERY sea sick – it was a day trip cruise in Turkey and every time the boat stopped I had to jump off the back and tread water I felt so ill… I was like a wrinkled prune by the end of the day! x

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  8. Wow that’s beautiful Miri! What I love is that we both saw the same beautiful, full moon and that although you go to bed when I get up and I go to bed when you get up we still live in the same great big world together, traveling same roads and different paths, trying to find ourselves and who we are exactly. Learning more about ourselves each day, some days are great and some not so much, but as you said we still pick ourselves up and carry on. As Scarlett O’Hara said “After all tomorrow is another day”. Your photos are gorgeous. xo

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    1. As is your comment Deb. You’re right, no matter how far apart we are in distance we’re all living under the same moon, facing the same challenges and traveling the same roads of life. Thanks Deb. xo Scarlett was a wise woman. 😊

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  9. I think when our lives seems to be in a state of bewildering flux, it’s very good to remember that there are constants. And moon is one of the more beautiful ones. You are such a caring, kind and introspective person, Miriam, and you share your thoughts so generously with the rest of us. I don’t know exactly what decisions or troubles you are facing, but somehow, I really feel that you will get through them all. Because none of it will change who you are, and you are a beautiful person, inside and out.

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    1. Sometimes I’m too introspective and that’s where much of my angst comes from, from overthinking and over analysing everything. What a kind and beautiful thing to say Ann, your comment brought a tear to my eye. And yes I will get through it. Thank you. xo

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  10. What a beautifully touching post Miriam. Coupled with the most romantic photos, as ever. I do hope you find your path of peace. We all go off the beaten track at times, and that too is hauntingly beautiful in its own way. And I have faith you will always navigate your way home again. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post and a piece of you xx

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  11. Hasn’t that moon been gorgeous this month?! My son’s birthday was Monday on the full moon, and I’ve taken to just watching it, too. I think of it sort of as a friend. 🙂 And how lovely to know that you are there on the other side of the world sharing in the same view. ❤

    You will find that path. I have no doubt! This is what I've been feeling for you, too. *hugs*

    By the way, I might be spamming you a bit today! The kids decided to take the day off school since their dad is home on vacation, so I'm playing catch up with blog friends and I've decided this would be Miriam's Monday. 😀 Please forgive me for being so far behind! And please don't feel you have to respond to every comment I might leave – I don't want you to feel ANY pressure just because I'm trying to catch up with all you've been up to! Just know I'm here. 🙂 Love you! ❤ ❤

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    1. I know, that’s pretty awesome isn’t it? Both of us enjoying the moon, at opposite sides of the ocean. I hope your son had a wonderful day on his birthday. Enjoy the rest of this star gazing month my friend. xo

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  12. God, Miriam, this is so inspiring to me. You covered so many bases, and your post was full of grace-filled vision, peace, and great blessings. Thank you, thank you! I’ve been thinking of you … hope all is well. 🙂 xo Love, Debbie

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