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Gazing into this abyss called Life and wondering.....what's next !?!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

16 March 2012

Feeling a little melancholy of late. Maybe I'm just tired - lacking B vitamins. Maybe I'm just missing time with my daughter and middle son. Or, it's not enough time in nature or with people who are kind, genuine, gentle... Too much 'stuff' to do on my plate and not enough of the stuff that makes my soul sing...  I spent all of today, sitting, listening to stuff I heard the last time I sat and listened. I don't sit well. I always feel like I'm on the outside of the fishbowl looking in at the place I spend the majority of my days - particularly when there are staff gatherings. Ah well, such is life. Sometimes we are swimming with the school....sometimes we are flip-flopping helplessly on the shore - hoping to be noticed and rescued.  Today, I think I needed to be rescued.

"Mama said there'd be days like this
There'd be days like this my mama said......."
(First sung by the Shirelles, no? Or was it Sam Cooke?)

I'm also kind of missing doing a daily post. Lately, I pick up my camera and it feels like dead weight in my hands where it used to feel a part of me.  I wonder if taking B vitamins will get my groove back? Or maybe just a long, hard hug from a real friend. Or, a road trip. New scenery. Different air. Did I mention I don't sit well?

I'm kind of thinking all of the above...

Here is a simple and sweet image. I like it anyway. I am hoping to see more this weekend as I get to spend both days learning something new on the ecology of the national park and surrounds where I live.  Better get my camera gear ready. Then again, the weather forecast calls for high winds, rain, or possibly snow in my area. This will be interesting. Springtime in the desert.

The miracle of flowers.......

 © Diana Shay Diehl

PS The calendar idea is taking shape. Four different themes so far. Pretty exciting! And now to find affordable, quality printing services....

4 comments:

Rachel Rausch Johnson said...

I know how you feel. When I felt like the last thing I wanted to do was shoot, I picked myself up by the scruff of the neck and did it anyway. It never failed - I always felt better afterwards. Try it!

Rosa said...

Why don't you come over Sunday for a hug (I give great ones I am told) and a chilaquile brunch on the patio (unless to cold on patio)...I also have been hiking in the morning in section 6 around 6:30/7am...that always helps reset me. I really do understand. I have been there, especially when I was teaching. Wish you could have come out with me and Rhonda thrifting down below yesterday! That would have been fun. Let's do that together as well!! Thinking of you and giving you a hug via energetically! Much love, Rosa

Diana said...

Absolutely. Like knowing you must put on the walking/hiking shoes and just get out there to reap the benefits. Always a win-win thing. I'm glad I grabbed my camera, last minute, today. It only had my 50mm/F1.4 on it - but then that's a sweet, simple fun lens to use and I always get good results. I am hoping I got some interesting shots to post later :-)

Diana said...

Ah, dear Rosa...just mentioning a relaxing moment centered around your incredible meals and friendship brought my shoulders down a notch. Thrifting would be great fun! Let's plan a day. I am working my second day in the park tomorrow (Sunday) - so, unless the weather brings the class to a grinding halt, I'll be in the park all day. If it is canceled, I'll be over mid morning!