confusion reigns just now for me
life moves forward
then steps back three
this way that way
a choice to make
a chance a risk
shall I take?
taking time to work things out
first a whisper then a shout
voices calling on the phone
unknown faces verbal tone
anger danger people scared
ringing me as if I cared
but care I do hence my confusion
this job’s for real
© Liola Lee 2019
Short poem about whether to take a job dealing with people in crisis…
A quick post to say hello to all of you in the world of words here in the blogosphere. I hope that you are all well, and that the Universe is being kind to you both in your personal lives and in your creative endeavours. I have not been on here much just lately as I am busy with the busyness of life away from my keyboard. Family matters are high on the agenda just now, and I find that my mind is elsewhere just because that is how it is. This is only temporary, and sometimes it is okay to step back. Sometimes that step back is thrown upon you with no warning, and sometimes it is a matter of choice. Either way it is okay. As I believe everything happens for a reason, I find that I am just taking everything in my stride, and know that I will deal with whatever the Universe sends my way. Everything that happens is a blessing or a lesson, sometimes both.
A couple of days and nights each week I am spending my time with my Mum in Tankerton, here on the South Eastern Coast. My sisters and I are here on a rotational shift basis as our Mum now needs us. She has always been there for us while we were growing up and as grown ups, though in the eyes of a parent you are always a child. Our roles have become reversed with us in the caring role, and our Mum being cared for. That said, her body may not be as strong as it once was, her mind however misses nothing and she remains astute and present.
So although, I am on slightly un-chartered territory just now, I have an opportunity to spend quality time with a truly precious and remarkable woman who has been instrumental in helping me grow into the woman I have become. Time is the operative word here. Time is precious, and it is the one thing that once given, you can never get back so this time like all time is to be treasured. Sometimes we forget just how precious a commodity it is. We forget to be grateful as we rush through life in our rush to get things done. Now for a couple of days during the week, I get to escape the roller coaster that is my life, and get to breathe in the sea air and take time out to think. I get to walk along the seafront and do a walking meditation in the mornings before breakfast. This morning, the sea was choppy, the wind chilly, the sun shinning, and the dog walkers out in force. Cyclists, walkers, runners and meditators all finding their way along the sea path. Our paths are not always clear nor always straight but they are the paths that take us to where we are going. It’s always lovely to arrive at a lovely destination but how we get there is the adventure.
Anyway, I just thought to say hello. I hope you have a beautiful day and and wish something wonderful comes your way to make you smile, make you laugh and make you grateful.
© Liola Lee 2019
Image captured is looking out to sea in Tankerton. Image was captured on my phone so is not great but you get a sense of tranquility and peace.
© LiolaPhotographic 2019
Hyena symbolism teaches us about balance and realising our own powers. Hyenas are social animals and community, or a sense of community is a big thing! They get a bad press in films such as Lion King but they are what they are! Family comes first, so they are pretty descent as far as I am concerned!!
(Image captured at Colchester Zoo, Essex, 06/07/2019)