Thursday, August 10, 2006

Je suis

One of the few phrases I remember from my 3+ years of French, it means "I am." Or more accurately, "I am in the state of being." This weekend, I am going to attempt to do just that: be. A few of the significant people in my life are out of town this weekend, and I will miss them all. But in the time that they are gone, I have a specific goal in mind. Yes, I would like to clean my house. And yes, I would like to get to some of those projects that never actually get done. But even more than that, I would just like to step back from the "doing" and allow myself to "be" for a few moments. I don't really know what that will look like; perhaps a long walk with no destination, an evening with a good book and some coffee, a pad of paper and the thoughts in my head...the possibilities are endless. I wish for the familiar beaches I grew up with - to go wander and observe and soak in the beauty. But in their absence, I am certain I will make do.

4 comments:

Richard goes to Hawaii!!! said...

I forgot that I can leave a comment now that I have a blog (or at least the start of one). Yorkville might be a close second to the beauty of the beaches of Lake Michigan (ha!)...if it's nice and you want to go lay out in the pool you are more than welcome!

Lisa said...

bring mace with you on your long walk

Janell said...

Geez, I think that was good advice, but it sounds more like a threat. Thanks...I think. :-\

"Marmie" said...

What a nice little introspective piece! I forgot that I could go to your blog, and was pleased to see you've added to it . I've missed talking to you, this week. Looking forward to the entry above.

P.S. I believe the beaches have missed both you and Ben, and are beckoning both of you to come back!