“Mon Dieu, what are they thinking?”
- Madama Phloozé ™
Time for tea?
I was rushing around the house yesterday trying to do too many tasks and Madama stepped in front of me offering a cup of tea. I scoffed and tried to get on with my tasks, but she stood there holding the tea with a no nonsense look on her face that always stops me. With a wry smile, she informed me that the summer is flying by and I have hardly enjoyed it. Have I been to an outdoor concert? Have I planted the zinnia seeds? Have I picnic-ed with friends or stopped for a sunset?
Oh dear, she is once again right. I continue to plow through the perpetual “To-Do” list that never ends so I must impose the breaks. There is no such thing as a rainy day here especially during this drought year. How do we slow down? If I don’t have time to plant the roses, I certainly won’t have time to smell them!
On my wall is a sweet poem that my grandmother had on her wall.
“If you don’t take time from your work-a-day world to wander through the realm of poseys, you will never hear the music of the garden” - M. Aumonier
Sigh... this is a message I must keep coming back to. I went to the framed poem, took off the cob web, and placed it in clear sight on the kitchen table. Madama, you are a good friend and guardian of my well-being. Thank you.
Please slow-down today and enjoy a simple summer pleasure. Make a resolution to be in synch with the season and watch the fireflies, summer moon and sunsets. Play with no agenda and visit friends. Have a cool drink with your feet up and marvel at the many blessings and pleasures available to you. Please, take time to wander through the realm of poseys and listen!.
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