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Somewhere in the Mojave Desert, California, United States
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....