That's how I'm feeling this week. A weekend away has left me feeling behind...just trying to keep afloat amid the normal day-to-day. Today the sun has shined all day and that has been very refreshing. In fact nature has brought a sense of solace with some heart pumping hikes and drinking tea by a rushing creek with Elliott. As I'm ordering gifts, attending craft fairs, cooking and doing a little making I feel the need for quiet.
Perhaps that is why being in the woods is giving me so much comfort. The loud hum of the water over rocks, birds, those sounds are good noise.
Sleep is also a bit short these days, something I will keep trying to remedy since we are all fighting the sniffles. I am keenly aware of the dark time, these weeks from Samhain to Yule always hold reflection and a sense of turning inward. Next week I hit a bit of a milestone age and that has me marveling at how time moves. The spirals of life cycling around us...
I think I'll get through these feelings eventually. I think it is normal to experience this ebb after the flow of the last 6 weeks. Soon things will be quieting down in terms of day-to-day and holiday fun will spring up here and there. Soon...the only certainty is the passing of one moment into another.