Friday, August 9, 2013

Pause......Breathe......Dream!

Small causes are sufficient to make a man uneasy
when great ones are not in the way.
For want of a block he will stumble at a straw.
                               Jonathan Swift
 

You know you need a little break when early one morning you sit and watch your shadow fade away little by little and this overwhelming fatigue holds you tight as you run out the door to begin your day. Later in that same day while out in the middle of a hectic afternoon you find yourself sitting at a table looking out a window and seeing beautiful blue skies, snow-capped mountains, and magnificent Pine tree branches reaching out and tickling those skies, you smile and close your eyes.


You slowly open your eyes and realize that you are actually sitting in the seating area atop a grocery store eating salmon sushi from a plastic container, with wooden chopsticks and drinking a vending machine coffee looking out that same window and seeing only cement as far as your eyes could see, cars of every description and tall buildings with not one Pine tree in sight while trying to figure out how you got there and wondering what the heck you are eating.


Things are becoming a little stressful around here and I find myself struggling to get those stories that continue to roll around in my head from the pen and paper stage to the blog post stage. Oh believe me there are many stories to share written in my notebook and many photos sitting stuck on my camera card waiting to be seen. Lacking for a story with my wild imagination has never been a problem and for that I am grateful.

I will be taking a week or possibly a little more off to try to find that life balance that has been eluding me lately. If you are wondering if I am going away the answer is No. Let me rephrase that No but, my mind will no doubt be venturing places while my body will have to stay right where it is for now.

 That does not mean right here, eating salmon sushi out of a plastic container with wooden chopsticks and drinking a vending machine coffee in the seating area atop a grocery store looking over a parking lot and seeing only cement as far as my eyes could see with cars of every description and tall buildings with not one Pine tree in sight. You may notice a girl with a mysterious smile on her face while she sits at a table looking out that window and enjoying beautiful blue skies, snow-capped mountains, and magnificent Pine tree branches reaching out and tickling those skies and you may wonder what she is eating and why she is smiling while looking at a parking lot, do not disturb her she is doing just fine.


 This just means she is finding herself in the middle of a life that lately is full of twists and turns, a life where all those balls she has been juggling fall one by one to the ground while she keeps trying to pick them up and start again. She has to get this sorted out.

I will keep juggling and I will get it right, I always have and have no doubt that I will again, it just takes some practise. I may have to leave a few of those juggling balls lying on the ground for a bit but that is OK that is what life lessons are all about.


When I return there will be tales of old barns, entertaining cows, those taunting turkeys and the everyday normal adventures of a girl armed with only a pen and paper, and a camera named Leo hanging from her neck trying to survive in a world where dreamers continue to dream and the world continues to turn.


Later

58 comments:

  1. I know the feeling, Buttons. Enjoy some time away and then come back refreshed.

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  2. Happy you are taking time to regroup and refresh. xo

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  3. Please take care of yourself, my friend, and know that we will be here, waiting eagerly for your return.

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  4. Sorry to hear you have dropped your balls. Take time in gathering them up and getting back to juggling.

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  5. Blue Skies, Snow Capped Mountains and Pine Trees - ALWAYS sound good to me.

    I JUST had the opportunity to sit back and wait while Life sorted ItSelf on my behalf. I stopped juggling - and, sure enough, things are falling into proper places . . .

    Love & Love to YOU!!!

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  6. Everyone needs a break sometimes. I hope you find some time to be refreshed. I'll miss you while you're gone...take care of yourself Buttons! :)

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  7. I understand. These things, life if you will can and does take a toll on us. I am well aware how that is too, my new friend. This is Ramblingon. I am still in my kittie's blog signed on.

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  8. Oh my dear! You sound exhausted. Poetic, but exhausted. Does this mean the hay is done so you can take a break? I'll be here when you get back into the swing...well, that is to say Bloglovin' will alert me as soon as you are back ;-) Be well.

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  9. You are right--the world continues to turn no matter what. So keep on keeping on. That pen will roll across the paper--empty or fill that camera and sit back, relax, smell the country smells and REFRESH and things will fall into perspective and you will smile again. MB

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  10. Time for a change of scenery and a well deserved break!

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  11. I hope you get some good rest and restoration, dear B. I know the feeling of life bearing down and too many balls in the air. Sometimes it's good to just step away. I will miss you and will think about you and hope you are doing well. :-)

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  12. happy break to you - and hope all will settle down again.

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  13. oh b, rest, rejoice and reinvigorate...it's time for a little change in pace!!

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  14. I'm my book sushi does make things better. I hope you enjoy your break.

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  15. I'm always kicking my balls all over the floor! HA! Enjoy your break. Sit back and watch those lovely blue skies with the white fluffy clouds, breath the fresh country air, clear the cobwebs. We'll be here waiting for your wonderful stories and beautiful pictures. :)

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  16. Can totally relate! I hope you get some much needed R & R and reflection. I've dedicated my whole summer to inward growth and sometimes I find myself getting carried away. Then, I stop and breathe and realize that I don't have to spread myself thin. It is my choice. Good luck! xoxo

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  17. Buttons you take care my girl .
    Your heartfelt posts always remind of what the little sign in our hallway states ~
    Life is a journey not a destination ... enjoy the moments.
    Hugs,
    Willow

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  18. Enjoy your time to recharge, B! I love that you eat sushi, so cool! And that last photo is too cute. Take care and see you soon :)

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  19. Have a great blogging break. We all need to take a step back and recharge from life. I am taking a break later this month.

    It sounds like some of the things on your mind are similar to a few things on my mind. I hope you get everything sorted out, but try not to think too much. Sometimes we have to be silent and let the answers find us.


    Luv and Hugs to you Miss B!

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  20. Ah, yes. The world which continues to turn, and stomachs sometimes do the same (because of eating raw fish). If you're a dreamer with a pen, and paper, and camera, you may well be on the way to becoming a Post-Socratic Gadfly!

    Hope haying goes well with the limited participation by your Hero.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  21. Relax and enjoy your break Buttons and come back refreshed. I know my blog break did wonders for me.

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  22. Have a good time and get those batteries recharged.

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  23. Oh, you'll be in good company as a "mental traveler" (Isak Dinesen). Get yourself refreshed and we'll see you later.

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  24. Have fun as I know you will...working & doing what you want to do or have to do :) Hugs M xox

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  25. Enjoy your break, Buttons - sometimes we just need to be alone with our thoughts. Love your photos today, especially of the cow with her head in the bucket. I feel like doing that sometimes. Hugs xoxo

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  26. OMYGOSH i have eaten WHOLE trays like that by myself when we timber cruising in the Black hills - only albertsons sold them - i havent found them anywhere else except costco in billings...a 3 hour drive...you and me could have a sushi run and finish those off while watching netflix...

    the mind and human body can handle only so much. Heres hoping that you can take some walks in the bush, hit up some auctions, and take photos to your hearts content...and when you sleep at night, its a deep restful sleep where you wake up at 6:30 am and there is not a sick horse standing on your porch saying "remember me? the sick one? wheres my FOOD?"

    oh, and that you also have time to get a passport ;) with a reaaal good picture...

    xoxo

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  27. btw there is nothing cuter then a hereford with their head in a bucket...

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  28. I have no doubt you will get all your balls back in the air and doing their thing. We will see you when you get back dear Buttons! {{HUGS}}

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  29. I needed my break, and my schedule of blogging only 3 days a week is a good one for me at this time.

    Enjoy your time away, come back when you feel good, and feel refreshed.

    Life is more important then blogging, but when it happens, blog about it.

    Jen

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  30. I certainly know the feeling, sometimes one needs a break from blogging to come back refresh. Enjoy your time off.

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  31. I've been dropping a few balls myself lately. See you when you return!

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  32. You are so wise, my friend. Taking time out is just so necessary...we will miss you but understand. This time of year is so busy on the farm and there are so many other things to cope with as well.....!! Perhaps you need to leave some of those balls lying on the ground for a while....... I found that all of my balls dropped with my accident so that I eventually had the opportunity to choose which ones to pick up....and even then, because of my nature, I picked up too many!! That's the problem....our inherent nature that will keep pushing us on and on....! Please...please take time amongst all the farming 'stuff' to dream and dream again....enjoy the sushi...or the moment....and come back....if you want to. We will all be waiting here for you....ready to hear what you've been up to! Thanks so much for visiting me. I always enjoy your friendship and encouragement. Joan

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  33. Hi B! I'm so far behind in reading Blog posts and I see no way of catching up so I'm reading forward only. I'm sure I've missed a lot but I just have to start back from this point on. I'm glad you are enjoying a bit of time to re-group; we all seem to need that from time to time. I'm planning to make time to post more often.. it's just the days slip away so quickly anymore. HAVE FUN!

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  34. Love the thought of those blue skies and snow-capped mountains as I sit in suburbia with houses all round and an occasional car driving down our street. I planted lots of trees and shrubs in our front garden (and the back too) when we arrived here back in the 70s so very few houses are visible. If I use my imagination I can pretend I'm not really here at all but somewhere out in the countryside....I wish.
    Hope you manage to rest your weary body and mind and look forward to reading another of your delightful posts soon. xx

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  35. B, sweetheart. Put the balls down and take that much needed break. If anyone deserves, it you do:) I love reading your posts, but every so often, writer's just need to leave the words alone for a while-I think words get tired too:) Hugs!

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  36. Enjoy your break but continue to dream.

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  37. Sometimes a timely break is just the stimulant to get back in the driving seat of the vehicle we call life. Hope you have a good vacation.

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  38. I hope all the pieces fall together for you- and that a break gives you the urge to write more and dream more. Not too sure about your salmon sushi- LOL!

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  39. I was forced to take a break with no internet service and I sure did enjoy it. I love your writing my friend, you definitely have a way with words. Slow down, take a break, we will be here for you!

    Hugs~

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  40. i hope you can sneak in a little down time of writing and enjoying the scenery between haying!

    (love the image of your bucket-face girl! so cute!!)

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  41. I hear you ! I have been burning both ends far past the middle lately and am barley able to read blogs far less post much in the way of a real post, hang in there my friend and rest well, see you when we see you

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  42. Boy do I know what you mean. Unfortunately I've been just how you are for way to long with no relief in sight. Enjoy your time!

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  43. We'll be looking forward to more of your wonderful writing when you return!

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  44. Take a little breather - find your balance - we will be here to welcome you back : )

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  45. I whish you strength and wisdom to get back there were you want to be. In the meanwhile, we'll be waiting here for those stories and pictures.

    Hang in theer Buttons!

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Gert Jan

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  46. I'll be thinking of you, dear Buttons. I've been in the same spot, it's hard but life is so much clearer after.

    Hugs! Look after yourself.
    Mandi

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  47. Take your time Buttons; we'll be here when you get all those balls sorted out. Your plan for breathing space is a good one.

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  48. Enjoy that breathing space - you're very wise to embrace it . Big hugs :D)

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  49. Rest and respite are good. Do what you need to do, you have a crowd online cheering for you!

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  50. We all need a breather every now and again :) I hope you return soon my friend. We will miss your blog while you're gone :)

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  51. I was wondering why you weren't showing up on my blog list...
    I decided to stop over and see where you were :) Last week was crazy, fair week and I missed this post.
    Hope you have a nice break :)
    Hope to see you again soon!

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  52. awwww lucky me, I have not missed anything!! Love you b, many thanks for all your kind comments and for being such a dear, blogging friend!!

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  53. God be with you through this time of struggle. I will remember you in my prayers.

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  54. Hi B, many thanks for the birthday wishes on my blog :))

    It sounds as if a wee rest is well overdue for you my friend. Enjoy your break and Ilook forward to when you come refreshed with a clear mind.
    Take care of yourself. :))

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