I have been so wrapped up in work and life and my daughter getting married that I have neglected my writing for far too long. Posting posts from my archives, and just trying to stay afloat. So now that the wedding was magical, and my baby is successfuly married… I can officially announce that I am back! Though it is a bit like Double Dutch, trying to jump back in with both eyes closed. Where to begin?
I will come back to share all of the wedding notes & pics with my loyal readers that might be interested, but in the meantime, I just penned a few silly thoughts that I have written about before. And I have found it all so interesting. It is a bit like the “CALGON take me away” concept. We all just need that place to land each day. I would love to have a waterproof laptop because I seem to think all of my greatest thoughts while I am in the SHOWER and then pouf* they always seem to wash down the drain before I can find a pen and remember them, or aren’t as profound once I am dried off!
Anyway, I have really needed that place a lot lately. Perhaps I am cleaner than usual! But those long showers tend to clear my head and in the end, life happens and it is what it is. Isn’t it? But I am grateful for it all. The good, the bad, the lessons learned. The chance to make ammends with your past and to embrace each day. I’ve always kind of been stuck in the past or the future and I am finally just learning that today is the answer. To find that place where you can gather yourself and not just face the day but embrace it!
Inside my shower I’m inside my head
As the years fall down around me
The water rushes as I am ten again
And then fourteen, sixteen, twenty
A place where I can finally cleanse myself
From all the day’s wasteful chatter
Where wisdom seems to find me
Giving me a sense of what really matters
A place where I can just find me again
Sometimes where I’m washed in my own tears
Weary from the pain I feel
A place to cry where no one hears
To cleanse my soul and to talk to God
and then to give it all to Him
to be grateful for every moment
that I’m allowed to do it all again.
Diane Reed ‘16