No worries... it's nothing serious!
The weather has been absolutely crazy, moving from 40 degrees to 70 in a 48 hour period, and my body is absolutely freaking out. So, I'm battling a chest cold and sore throat and stiff joints and all that good stuff that invades us during weird weather and seems to linger forever. But, eventually I'll be right as rain, as they say.
Why do they say that, anyway?
So, while my body hands it to me, I've been slacking in my creative life. Worse, I have not prepared for the holidays at all! Eeep!
But you know what? That's okay. I think it's fair to say many of us have had struggles this year, and expecting of ourselves more than our bodies and spirits can manage is an unfair burden. We can all allow ourselves time to heal. Heal our grief. Heal our bodies. Create for ourselves an atmosphere that is forgiving and comforting, in which time is a friend and tomorrow is a promise. I'm working towards seeing each tomorrow as that promise. It's not always easy, but it's always possible, right?
And yes, I'm gathering my energy for the busy weeks ahead, in which we all seem to scramble for some control, when our patience is stretched thin and our wallets thin as well. But, also.... yes, I'm looking forward to those beautiful days when I can surround myself with family and friends and curl up inside the building of memories.
So, though I've been quiet and distracted of late, my focus is pulling back to center and I've got plans. All kinds of plans. I hope you'll stick around to see them.
- Evelyn Glennie