Thursday, October 18, 2012

Just a Moment: October

Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:45 a.m.
The weather is unseasonably warm. And the air is still. Some call this earthquake weather. Yesterday's temperatures were the same. But it was windy. We call that wildfire weather. 
Earthquakes, brush fires. Huge forces changing the landscape. 
College, Cancer, a Teenage Daughter. These feel like tectonic shifts in my life.
I hear the buzzing of the bees, legs heavy with pollen, as they mine the last of the season's nectar. They give me hope, circling the lavender, dancing their lazy dance in the warm still air.  After a wildfire, there is always new growth. After an earthquake, we rebuild. There is always renewal. 
I think of Clara, checking out a new school today, and I say a little prayer.
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The recording of this "moment" is inspired by Alexa's new meme, "Simply a Moment." To find out more about it and to read September moments from other bloggers, check out this post.

20 comments:

Mary B said...

That is so beautifully written Rinda I can feel the atmosphere through your words thank you.

Amy said...

Rinda your writing is filled with so much emotion, I was really drawn in today and I too send a little prayer your way for Clara, and Paul and Henry - and you. :-)

Jane said...

beautful, so atmospheric.

Irene said...

This is such descriptive writing, Rinda. It shows amazing depth; your courage and strength while facing this difficult year.
I love your choice of photographs too. As the seasons change, so does nature, and life continues telling us to never give up hope.

scrappyjacky said...

So beautifully written,Rinda.....like Amt,I send a little prayer your way.

humel said...

Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said?! I echo all of the above! Beautiful writing x

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Sorry to be repetitive, but this is beautifully written. So evocative.

Karen said...

Your analogy between the events of your life and the unpredictable events of nature really spoke to me. Like Amy, I sent prayers for all of you.

Sian said...

Such a lot of atmosphere - no, make that swirling atmosphere. It swirls with thoughts!

I'm wishing all the very best for Clara and hoping the school visit is a good one

Cheri said...

I love the phrase "tectonic shifts in my life". I've been calling this the "year of transitions" for our family, but your phrasing seems more apt. Having been through three teenage daughters, allow me to reassure you, they do come out of it, eventually. Best wishes to Clara on her school visit and hope all is going well with your family during all of this major life-shifting changes.

Gloria said...

Hi Rinda. Loved your words and somehow they all are related to what you and yours are going through right now. I wish you happiness and ease of mind. I hope your husband is doing better.::sending well wishes::
I will stop by this meme, sounds interesting, thanks for the link.

nancy y said...

you are a great writer, and I hope the personal storms you are weathering subside soon.

Anonymous said...

sending strength to you, healing to Paul, patience to Henry and hope for good change to Clara ...

as always lemme know if you need to vent :)

Mariana

Jo Murray said...

A thoughtful and inspiring post Rinda. I like your optimistic view.

Andy said...

Hi Rinda, I really like both your Lavender and the bees buzzing photographs. Your words are so beautifully written. Andy

alexa said...

Beautifully written and photographed, Rinda. And so very eloquent on lots of levels... Thinking of you all.

~*~Patty S said...

Dear Rinda ~ you express yourself so beautifully

thank you for sharing
always thought provoking and so real!
oxo

~*~Patty S said...

Brightest of Blessings to you and yours
oxo

Miriam said...

Your moment touched my heart today Rinda. Sending warm thoughts and prayers your way.

Nathalie said...

Wonderfully written moment! I enjoyed reading your text!