The mist cleared a couple of evenings ago and I was able to see past the end of the drive for the first time in what felt like ages. Considering that I usually see the sea at some point during the day, it felt very contained for a while. It was lovely to see the skies lift and get to work with the pastels as the skies took on a really soft quality.
I do feel that think fog and mist (that stays for days rather than a couple of hours in the morning) is natures way of telling me to stay in and reflect. After years of defying this instinct and hitting the road as I wound my way around the motorways in the southwest (part of my job), it's lovely to have the opportunity to actually listen to my instincts. Possibly an attitudinal cop-out I know, but I'm still pretty immobile with the sprained ankle and so used the time to finish clearing through the huge piles of life drawings that have built up over the last year or so (see last weeks blogpost), plus all of the abstracts and landscapes. I totally overhauled the website too! That in itself has been an enormous task and one that is in constant process, so keep an eye out to see some of the new features (thanks to my lovely friend Helen for her invaluable advice on this). Amazing what can be achieved in during days of fog!
The reflection bit of the days of fog came in the form of a free meditation series that is ongoing from www.oprah.com. It's a three week programme that I just have on the phone via an app - anyone can register and participate. You may be a bit late for the first session but they pretty much stand alone so you can dip in and out. I call it creating space between my brain-cells and it just makes me think differently. Always exciting to have a new perspective. I'll share the outcome of my new plans as time goes on.
Happy Thursdays everyone!
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