Sunday, June 22

If The Shoe Fits

Cats are naturally inquisitive and quick to take ownership of their new surroundings.

While I spent the better part of the day yesterday sorting through shoe boxes of mementos and papers, Lina tried each box on for size. With no apparent hesitation or apprehension, she stepped right in and made herself comfortable.

We humans hesitate. We often over analyze and ponder to the point of losing the opportunity altogether.

Just chill is what I keep hearing from my oldest daughter. I hear, but don't comprehend. There's too much to do--too much I want to accomplish--and I feel the clock is ticking and time is nipping at my heels.

I'm learning events unfold according to their own schedule...

And the best use of my energy is to simply embrace the waves.


peaceableimperatrix said...

Sometimes, when the urge hits me, I've got to *do* (clean, organize, plan, etc.). But your daughter is right, too. "Some people spend their whole life waiting for the storm/And never enjoy the sunshine" -- I try to remember this when I get into one of my over-planning, over-involved phases.

Enjoy those lovely flowers!

cce said...

I find the summer is the only time when I can embrace the "just chill" mentality. Possibly because my kids are home from school and I just sort of throw up my hands and let it roll out of desperation. And, yes, some lovely flowers and a companion cat can help one realx a little too.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

As long as they are not the negative waves.