We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness. David Orr from "Earth in Mind"
Saturday felt truly like a Sunday, for those of you who don't experience this Sundays are difficult days. I think it comes from a childhood of spending weekends in the Berkshires and having to return to the city on Sundays. I felt as though I was being ripped from my soul (this may have something to do with the fact that I now live forty miles from that house).
Anyway I woke up Saturday and it felt decidedly Sunday-ish. I couldn't shake the feeling and even ended up crying over something small and silly. Basically I was useless, which with the shop opening in a week was not a good thing. Kevin being the sweetheart that he is didn't complain when I told him that I needed to get out of there (or maybe he was happy to be rid of me in my mood). So I drove all the way to Albany, there was some fabric I needed to finish the quilts. On the way to Albany from our house we pass this sign and it always makes me smile. I would love to live on a road called Sweetmilk Creek. As soon as I saw it I started to feel better.
On the way home from the fabric store (yes I go forty minutes for fabric) I stopped at Spillin' the Beans in Troy for coffee and chocolate mousse and a luxurious hour of reading my book. I drifted into Market Block Books I love book stores where when you ask for book advice they take you on a full tour of the shop. I walked out with a copy of The Lace Reader, I can't wait to start it.
By the time I was heading home in that winter afternoon light I felt healed and ready for what is coming.