Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Unstructured, at least for today


I'm not actually a fan of cut flowers because - well - they're dead! However at the end of a long, cold, rather discouraging winter, bringing some color into the chateau seems fitting and proper.

I'm in a good mood today. It's cold, oh my yes, but the sun is shining and the best thing is: I have absolutely NO PLANS for the day. I can do whatever I want. I baked and cooked yesterday so the fridge is full of food, and I took care of my weekly need for some kind of healing by visiting the osteopath. The taking care of business aspect of my "weekend" is complete. Yeah!

Today I will take my time. I will sip my coffee instead of chugging it, I'll get in the shower in a leisurely manner instead of "jumping" into it as I sometimes do. I'm thinking I might swing by the house on Tennessee Avenue, drop off some of the cake I baked yesterday, take the big dog out for a walk. After that I might put my feet up and stream some Grey's Anatomy episodes. Why not? Even the beautiful rose needs manure to grow.

Ah the pleasures of vegging out. I worked hard last week staying open to the shamanic download while remaining (relatively) sane. Then I worked hard on the process of translating what I received. That translation is not perfect, I should say, but I did my best. I worked hard at work to stay focused; I did a good job with my clients.

Indeed my head/heart are still buzzing from the experiences of last week. Whew! But last week is over now. I did what I had to do, imperfectly, with gratitude and humor. Today I will rest.


It's still winter but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Crocus are blooming, sadly not in a photogenic way. The birds are singing. Spring WILL come, it will.

17 comments:

NanU said...

A day now and then of just hanging out is perfect. Enjoy it!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, Nancy. I wish you had more days like today. You work too hard.

The Bug said...

I would like to say that I work too hard, but it's just not true :)

But I'm very glad that you're going to get a chance to relax today - you deserve it!

ellen abbott said...

sounds like a perfect day to me.

Reya Mellicker said...

Ellen you are never lazy, and Ms. Bug, I bet you work a lot harder than you give yourself credit for. Yes? I say yes.

Butternut Squash said...

Have a good rest!
I'm doing much the same after weeks of work and travel. I am thinking and writing and reading. It's time to regroup.

Whitney Lee said...

A day of nothing is sometimes completely necessary. The whole "day of rest" is not such a bad idea. Your body and soul need an opportunity to recharge. Enjoy!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks Whitney, and YES Butternut - regroup!!

California Girl said...

Hi Reya! I like the opening line, "I'm not actually a fan of cut flowers because-well-they're dead!"

That kept me reading! Light at the end of the tunnel. Yes it's been a cold winter and personally, even though our economy up here in the great north depends on snow and more snow, I want sunshine, flowers and green grass.

Reya Mellicker said...

YES, because you are a human being, rather than a bottom line!

Kerry said...

I have heard from medical professionals that cut flowers are not the greatest to give to patients because of their inevitable fading. But I still love them, and almost constantly have leaves, weeds, or whatnot plunked in a jar of water somewhere in the house. Tulips are my favorite; they actually lengthen and change as they sit in a vase, and are pretty to the last dropped petal.
Enjoy your day!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, Kerry. These tulips are way perky and they are cheering me up. I love the idea of plucking weeds and leaves.

Vicki said...

What a perfect post and pictures! Hoping for a really good day for you and me! I also can't wait to get down and dirty in my garden!

Jo said...

BEAUTIFUL photos, Reya! One from the underground, and one of that which bursts forth from it.

You've earned a well deserved day of rest and recuperation. I'm so glad you relished it! Vegging out is SO important sometimes.
xoxo

Pam said...

Rest days are so important, so enjoy Reya!
I have to disagree about the flowers. I love them in a vase, out of a vase, cut, uncut, even as a colourful garnish for food...and what about wonderful Indian garlands of marigolds giving off bright energy.Your photographed flowers are doing a great job lifting spirits! Although they do fade, they are Nature's healers. I know what you mean about dead flowers, but the intention lay in admiring them, giving as a gift heart-to-heart, or for healing,or beautifying an environment... all good intentions with an eye to appreciating their gentle or forthright and bold qualities.

Reya Mellicker said...

Actually I did say thank you to the flowers and I agree they filter energy, but ... they are dead!

The Pollinatrix said...

Hmmm. Your title caught my eye here, because I have been immersed in researching and meditating on the words structure and construct, since I'm planning to build a house. This post brings to the foreground the connection between structure and plans, in the way you've used the words as synonyms here. Thanks for adding a new dimension to my ruminations!