Posted in Randomy Goodness

The Chill Is Gone

It’s a monumental moment. After four days of feeling so ill I couldn’t do anything, I am sitting! In a chair! I ate food today! And I’m able to type this post. Am I well? Not completely, no. But am I better? The lack of hacking cough says yes (still coughing, just not nearly as much). Fear not, dear reader. In addition to this post being gluten free — as all posts here at Daisy Smiley Face are, this post is certified germ-free. Continue reading “The Chill Is Gone”

Posted in Randomy Goodness, Reflective

Autumn’s arrival

Autumn walk
Autumn 2015

I wear my hair down daily after 90 days of ponytails — it’s a lot longer than I thought it would be now. My wardrobe features pants and shirts with sleeves after endless months of as little clothing as possible. As I leave the house today, I take my hoodie with me, for the first time in months, just in case the sleeves aren’t enough as the sun fades from the sky.
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Posted in Reflective

Sun catcher

Turning on the desk lamp at 2 p.m. isn’t normal. Cloudy days. A staple of winter, it seems. At least there’s inside light.

Typing, typing, typing. Moving papers. Crossing things off the to-do list. Adding things to the calendar. Then something in the window catches my eye, lingers in my peripheral.

Is that the sun?

Pens down. Time stopped. To the window! Pull the open blind up higher. Stand for several minutes taking in the momentary brightness knowing it will disappear again. Notice the shadows streaking across the lawn, through the bare branches of the trees.

Soon, it’s gone.

Back to the desk. Pick up the pen. Write a note. Return to typing. Smiling because I caught the fleeting moment while it lasted.

Glasses in sun
via Pixabay

 


*No, I didn’t take the photo. I was too busy taking in the moment. 🙂

Posted in Writing

The ‘Gift’ That Keeps on Giving

Gift From the SeaIn case you missed it, I was so happy to be the featured writer yesterday at Urszula’s site, Confessions of a Broccoli Addict. She offers a series called Monday Inspirations. Contributors write about authors and books that inspire them. I wrote about Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

 

Read my personal post about one of my favorite books (and more).

 

“The world today does not understand… the need to be alone… What commentary on our civilization, when being alone is considered suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it – like a secret vice!”

Just one introvert speaking to another, from almost 60 years ago now.

Don’t miss it!