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Thursday, July 29, 2010

The melting of days

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July is ending. The days, hot and steamy are melting away. Between trips to the country we've managed to also go to the beach. Sitting one day by the lake, the next by the ocean has rekindled and strengthened my connection with Nature and this Earth I love so much. I've been quiet. Sometimes feelings are such that just "breathing" is enough.

It's so easy to get lost in the rush of getting things done, to fill the calendars with social events, to tackle the "must do"  but this Summer I have changed. Perhaps the incredible heat has helped to slow me down, to adjust my pace to a lower speed. Just like in the dead of Winter, we have been forced indoors and I've had time to stand by my window to just "look and feel." Sometimes we need a greater force to keep us in check, to exert a breaking power, to stop us in our tracks. Nature can certainly do that. I believe it's all part of Her plan.

And so, this morning for a while, I am listening to absolute silence. I am letting my soul tell me things I've long forgotten. My soul and I are getting re-acquainted...


  1. Oh, dear, It feels like I am going to break your reverie with prattle BUT I was just looking at my calendar and realized that there was only one thing on it - busyness for Tom. This week, Tom and, for the first time, Lliam, are off to boy scout camp for the week. It was a whirl wind getting them ready but Tom is loving being cut off from the world with the guys and it is sooooo quiet, here. As is traditional, I am painting something to surprise him. He always says not to and I always do. =] Even though we haven't really been doing much or going anywhere, it's taken me all of this time to destress from this pass school year! Sigh. Getting reacquainted with my soul - yup. This line had me in tears, yesterday, as i was painting. "Father, forgive me, for I have not believed. Like Mother India, I've groaned and grieved. Father forgive me, I forgot your grace. Your Spirit falls on India, and captures me in its embrace." Oh, yeah! So, once again, I hear where you're coming from and it's lovely!

    Love, Katy xxo

  2. Isn't it amazing that July is almost over? Where did it go? Glad you are taking time to slow down sweet Alina. Enjoy!

    xo Catherine

  3. Isn't it restorative to do this sometimes, to just "be". XX

  4. I really don't want to say this because I want so much to embrace all the seasons, but I am glad July is almost over. I am so looking forward to autumn this year. It's been far too hot and humid. I do agree, though, that this incredible heat has made us all slow down.

  5. Hi Alina..I so enjoyed this post..and feel a kindredness at this timing..as i have been somewhat "cocooning" lately..and enjoying that sacred stillness within.!!.the silence of the soul can be so nourishing! Enjoy your special time gettiing reaquainted with your soul(wow-- beautifully said!)

  6. Just found your lovely blog, Alina. You have a happy happy time BEing while I'm of to read some of your past posts.
    Wishing you a lovely Thursday! xx

  7. Dearest Alina..
    I'm with Mary..glad July is heading out. I'm so looking forward to Autumn. I will say however that July brought me bliss in many ways..I shall always remember this July.
    I think it's wonderful that you're taking the time to reconnect with your soul. May you discover some wonderful and blissful surprises on your soul journey.

  8. We live on a busy road so I rarely get to hear the silence. Am looking forward to an opportunity to listen later on this year.
    Sorry to hear about the squirrels. I have heard they can be very destructive. Watch out for any damage to electric cables up in the attic. xx

  9. Thankyou for popping by and for your support..I can't tell you how excited I am at the moment with new changes ahead. Reading this post has reminded me to stop...take a moment... and just breathe too...thankyouxxx

  10. oooo, I love blue glassware too! the lessons of Nature teach us to go with the flow, enjoy each season's special rhythms and pleasures.

    Thank you for sharing your insights, I always enjoy visiting your blog!

  11. So nice to take a moment to breathe. My thoughts are already moving toward the start of school and Halloween. But for today a silent moment is appreciated. Thanks for the reminder..

  12. I feel fortunate to have been able to travel this summer with my hubby. We were able to get away from the heat of July and enjoy the country and ocean. It's a whole different world to us. Now, being back home, I am hot again and looking forward to the weather cooling off so I can get back outdoors again! Hard to find silence in the city here. I will reflect back to the lovely time I had away this summer and appreciate the silence and peacefulness while looking forward to the Autumn here in the city.

  13. Oh, these just look beautiful!
    I am signing up to be your newest follower!
    Have a good night!

  14. I didn't ask, yesterday, how the camp is going - I thought that you'll tell us when you want to. BUT, I AM wondering how it's going. I've missed you a bit. =] Everyone is taking some wonderful time to be away and that is soooo good.

    Love, Me xo

  15. Beautiful Alina...words that truly resonate with me. A few years back, I felt like I was on a roller-coaster and didn't quite know how to get off! The universe provided me with a solution, and I was forced to stay home, and although it was a very difficult time for me, it made me slow down and journey deep inside myself. I am glad that you have found the time this year to do exactly that...it's so nice to stop and smell the roses.

  16. Absolutely beautiful, Alina! Your words are peace for the soul, and I wish your exact words to come true for all of us. Thanks for sharing & helping me to remember to slow down...

  17. Me encanta tu forma de escribir, Alina, me reconforta. Es un remanso de paz.

    Vengo encantada a verte, aunque a veces no diga nada. Tanto tus fotos , como tus textos me parecen de excelente calidad. Las ideas... ésos mundos mágicos que te flotan alrededor y que me retrotraen a épocas llenas de encanto para mí. A los dibujos de Rockwell, los años 20´s ... las flappers ...algunos relatos de Bradbury... toda ésa época dorada .
    No sé cómo lo haces, pero estás llena de magia y encanto . Felicidades

    Por cierto, tu entrada anterior sobre el algodón dulce me puso una sonrisa enorme en la cara . Compartimos el gusto por esa nubecilla dulce. ¿Sabías que cuando no puedo dormir y estoy agobiada , trato de imaginar que floto encima de un algodón dulce de color rosa? ^_^

    Me relajo al momento!, y me quedo dormida al instante. Nunca se lo escuché decir a nadie, pero cuando vine y leí los buenos recuerdos que te trae a tí , no pude por menos que sonreir.

    De paso me diste una idea para hacer una entrada en mi blog. Cuando la tenga preparada te aviso, haré de todas formas un link a tu entrada, ok?

    Un beso enorme, guapa, y gracias por mantener la magia ...


Albert Schweitzer said "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit" I thank you all!