I am taking a little bit of down time. There has been so much emotional noise in my life this summer. Some of it I made myself but most if it is the world and it’s loudness. I just am in a place where I want to be quiet and hear God’s Still small voice. No horrific news stories, no who’s right or wrong, no fighting. Just a quiet cup of tea. Just a quiet art journal session. Just a quiet moment with my eyes closed to ponder all I have to be grateful for. Just a quiet few minutes to sit next to my daughter or encourage my son or drink a cup of coffee with my mom. I put my Facebook away for a while. I turned off the TV to crime shows and news programs. I quit answering the phone when I know it’s drama calling.
IN REALITY: I live with 4 teenagers, a 20-year-old, a nine-year old( all out of school) 3 dogs, 3 cats, 14 guineas, 2 cows, 2 horses. a donkey. ducks, chickens, 2 goats, Turkeys and the loudest Cowboy on the planet. There is a lot of puberty. Quiet is rough around here.
But I’m going for it anyway.
I am over stimulated, over materialized and over stuffed. I need a little time to clear out the closets, discard the unnecessary and pray through the unanswered. I need to lie down in peace, sit in the quiet and hope without fear. I just need a break. Time for a long walk in the country, a cup of tea and a little time in my art journal…..