It's hard to believe a whole week has gone by without me posting anything! Though I still haven't settled into the new routine of blogging in the evening, I really enjoy meeting you here like this. Perhaps once things calm down with the release of Emrysia: Lament in just a couple of weeks...ach! Who am I kidding? It never lets up!
That's the crux of our modern culture. We go from one thing to the next, rushing through each project or event to tackle the rest of our agenda before we're spent. How often do we really stop and savor a moment, relish it for all it's worth before it's gone? Granted, there's a lot in our day-to-day that may not be to our taste, but even sourness and bitterness have their place. (I must be hungry; I'm starting to think about food!) Just like a good meal - the kind that lasts for hours and is accompanied by pleasant conversation - when we take time to truly experience life, we're more likely to enjoy it. For example, I've been sick a lot this month and admittedly more than a little stressed out about getting everything done. Not really a fun time. But, just as I would when sampling something I didn't really care for, I tried to look for what was good about it. I caught up on some rest. I lost a few pounds. I gave myself permission to slow down for a while and appreciate what a wonderful, caring family I have. The list goes on; you get the picture. I wouldn't turn back time and go through this month again - a little vinegar goes a long way! - but life is more flavorful because of it. And by contrast, how delectable and sweet the days filled with that which we love! I'm planning on trying to enjoy each moment. Hope you'll slow down and savor with me!
Note* I just opened shop! Check out my new store page on this site...and more to come.