I miss you …
your warm caress on my skin
and lingering gaze
burning me with its intensity
the heat when I’m near you too long.
Sultry nights of longing
waking up to the promise of your smile
and going to sleep with your memory
as your warmth disappears
I know you’ll come again.
Everything has to end, at least for a season, but as with most circles of life, it will come back again.
Summer in Melbourne feels like it was a lifetime ago and soon Autumn will be over. The year is flying by so fast.
The days are getting shorter and, being a summer lover, much like these birds, I’m feeling an urge to slow down time, to migrate.
Maybe that’s why I’m looking forward to our trip up north so much in June.
I love everything about summer, everything except the mosquitos. Like all seasons there are things we wish were different.
So much has happened this year. Most recently I found a job, after three years out of the workforce, and then, unexpectedly, I lost it within five weeks.
I was touched by the amount of support from you, my blogging friends, for which I’m so grateful.
After the initial shock all I feel now is relief and a sense of moving towards something better.
I look around me and realise how much I have to be grateful for. My blog was recently featured on A Wandering Memory, which was an absolute honor, thanks David.
I continue to draw inspiration from all of you, and amid the whirlwind of life. Birds on the balcony, wind dried clothes, banana raspberry cake … the simple joys.
There are so many things to look at with mindful and appreciative eyes.
Now the leaves are fading and falling …
The road ahead is paved with new opportunities … I feel it in the air, it’s happening, sure as a new season will soon begin.
As Autumn colors slowly fade into winter starkness I’m reminded that everything has a season and a reason.
As much as I love summer, winter holds hidden delights as well … for bonding, deep breathing and meditation, hearty soups and blanket hugs, rosy cheeks on cold morning walks and sleeping better at night.
Today I remind myself to:
- enjoy the little things
- step outside, rug up and enjoy nature
- look with open eyes to find beauty in the ordinary
- choose positive thoughts that will lead me forward.
- trust that everything is exactly as it should be.
Wishing you all peace and clarity as you go about your journey. Let’s look for the blessings and lessons in everything.
Seasons change and so do we.
Here’s to embracing and accepting all that is, and forging ahead wherever the road takes us. Be happy and mindful in May.