The dishes are done and laundry hung. The Roomba is operating on its own in the living room. There’s still a million things to be done but isn’t there always? The tomatoes can wait. A few more hours on the vine will sweeten them more. That goes for the grapes also. Everything can wait.
It’s time for me to put up my feet and have my tea. What is it with us girls? We just can’t do without our cuppa. Life is so much better and easier with this pause in the day. I like to sit here in my favourite spot and savour the experience. Thoughts, pictures and words parade through my mind.
It is September, end of summer and the beginning of another season, school and work for some. For us it is a return to the city from the lake. Endings, beginnings and changes are ever with us. But for all that, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
It is easy to slip back into the same old ruts. The grooves are deep and the mud is sticky. It is only with grit and determination that I don’t fall over the slippery slopes again. Past experiences are painful but I do learn from them.
My ugly sister, my evil twin showed herself again, whispering her thoughts and feelings. I believed her at first but then I had to ask. Is that true? She was silent. I forgave her lies and loved her anyways. I loved her that was part of me.
We are stronger knowing we are part of each other. Even though with all the things that remain the same, we do not have to be the same. We can do different.