Saturday, August 20, 2016

time opens

august thinking:
this summer has been about time 
and even healing,
some work

but mostly time.
for the first time in 30 40 50 years i have time to schedule in
 my own way
 i have purchased a few things that delight me 
 i have made some things that delight me
 i have worked out new ways of thinking
new processes
 used up old papers 
prepped pulp for some new papers
i have observed how strong the moon is
when you really pay attention
and let her do her magic.
 i have been delighted by small things
like a peep through a barn
and i have rested.
i have eschewed all appointments 
and seen my doctor
and dentist
and learned to work with this aging but still vital body.
but mostly i have had
mornings when i wake with joy.
and evenings that promise


Birgit Olann said...

Such silent and calm times, Velma. Seeing and being thankful the for small things is important - especially in troubled times.

Velma Bolyard said...

birgit, you remind me of the schumacher book-small is beautiful. and troubled times, yes, we are in them indeed.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

an extremely BeautyFULL post. Thank you.

Velma Bolyard said...

grace, that's a lovely thing to say! thank you

Judy Martin said...

time opens

what a beautiful thought. And your photos each have an opening - somewhere, as well as timelessness.

an open time for you that will continue into the fall


grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i've come back to look several times already...August is
the most Intense month for me and this post gives gentleness to it.

Velma Bolyard said...

judy, i'm glad for the gift of the change from huge daunting schedules to opening up. thanks for your wish.
grace, welcome back! august always tilts weirdly into september here.

Liz Ackert said...

Surely retirement is the autumn of our lives ... a wonderful, soft season of in-gathering, beautifully detailed in this post.

Velma Bolyard said...

liz, i hadn't thought of retirement in terms of season, now i will.

Anonymous said...

time is so very precious - it's what we choose to do with it that makes us so individually different. enjoy each creative moment and I know you will use them wisely.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, it's all precious and i am learning to practice a deeper gratitude...not easy when i get surly about something!

Mo Crow said...

so good to see you relishing this new space in time

handstories said...

Your joyfulness reaches out in this post.

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, it's been an opening-heart sort of summer.
hazel, thanks for letting me know-

Ms. said...

Yes, August is intense, and your harvest seems full. Time is the best gift.

Velma Bolyard said...

michelle, indeed.

Fiona Dempster said...

a lovely wander Velma - I felt uplifted by the last three lines - they let me feeling hopeful...

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, i am so glad that my words made that happen for you. it's been a quiet and really special summer.

india flint said...

good things to be doing.

Velma Bolyard said...

india, yes, deeply content

jude said...

must be just wild not going back to school this year. I remember when I stopped working, morning was like a song.

Velma Bolyard said...

YES! jude, a song!

Barry said...

Hi V - time is such a gift - it does give one space to appreciate the days and the extraordinary ordinary moments - I particularly love the dawn and dusk. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, edges again, dawn and duck. ecotones for a day.

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