Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Renewal..........

I ran away from home for a few days and it was awesome!!! I believe a person needs to do that sometimes, it keeps the neighbor's safe....And I told my husband I was going to leave him if he didn't get me away from that blasted pressure cooker for a few days....Beside, my soul was in need of renewal and there's only two places that do that for me...


One, is Cades Cove in Tennessee, it's in the Great Smokey Mountains and it's a place that transforms my spirit and soul every time I walk the path and trails of the old home places...I see jonquils and roses that are growing out in the middle of nowhere and think of the callused hands that lovingly planted them there many years ago....And in the breeze, I can almost hear a Mother calling her family in for supper....To me it's really magical..
(Corny, I know, but when your menopausal and you can find serenity, you milk it for all it's worth).....



The other is the Gulf Coast, which is where we went...I can set for hours watching the waves and listen to the water and think of nothing, I feel that with each wave my soul is renewed and refreshed, and I am part of Gods great plan again...

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with it's great wide sounds, cleanses me with it's noise and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused....


~Rainer Maria Rilke

P.S.

The pressure cooker and the garden was still here when when we got home...I'm currently planning my next escape.........

10 comments:

Montanagirl said...

That sounds like a wonderful escape to me! Good for you.

Rose said...

we all need an escape. looks dood.

Shug said...

Sounds like your are refreshed. You describe the peace very well. Is't it nice to sometimes get away and relax knowing that God has everything in control...

Thanks for your prayers for Tucker..

Blessings to you and your family
shug

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Good for you!! We all need a good run away trip every now and then!

ClassyChassy said...

Running away for a day sounds glorious!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - good for you Queenie - and so smart to know when you need to go and get refreshed.

I love the ocean and I listen to the ocean waves every night.

And 'Rainer Maria Rilke' - I really love his stuff. Have written about him a lot.

sandie

Country Dreaming said...

Leaving home is good but coming back can be good too.
Taking a break is good for all of us.

Have a great Friday!

Melinda

Shug said...

Just stopping by to say Hello....
Hope your day is full of joy!

Shug

Rose said...

glad you ran away. a type of scenery can help put peace within yourself.

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