aaaah Monday 08/23/10
Monday, August 23, 2010
I love Monday ! On Monday mornings I meet with good friends for coffee. The topics of our conversation range from politics, to sex and back again. We laugh till we ache.
Still giggling to myself after departing I headed downtown to drop off some items at a local gallery where I show my pottery and fiber arts. Since parking is an issue, I was forced to walk quite a bit farther than normal.... and it felt so good ! There was a light breeze and it was a joyful experience.
When I got home, I did some gardening ( think weed pulling ) ...picked some tomatoes and basil, and then came inside all sweaty ( it's been a looong time since that happened), and took a cooling shower. By now you may wonder where I am wandering with this. right ?
I sat down to meditate near a window that overlooks the now weeded yard. I had filled the bird feeders and picked up the dog leavings. Gratitude nearly knocked me over ! I thought about the fact that I can drive from one side of this country to the other on paved roads. I can get a drink of clean water anywhere along the way. I can come inside and refresh my body and soul without any fear. I am fat because of the bounty available to me, because of my over consumption. Oh, I know all the psycho babble and I use all the excuses for my excess weight.
I live on a pensioners very modest income. Yet, because of the abundance available to me, I do not go hungry. I am far from emaciated. I am not forgetting the responsiblility for sharing what I have.... I am just so darn grateful that I live where I do.