Dangerous. Three people told me that when I asked them about Marseille. The city and I were introduced yesterday and I find her very interesting, very colorful, full of layers and history and culture and contrasts and I promise to come back even if I haven’t left yet.
I love entering an empty church and seeing the candles flickering in the darkness. I love the hush, the whispers, the scent of flowers, the silence of statues. Sitting there for a while, I can listen to my thoughts in peace and when the mind is still, that is when I hear the longings inside me, those dark secrets that wish to show themselves, to come out into the light and be born…through me.
“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?”
Oooof! It’s that kind of autumn day in the lowlands when it’s dark and grey and cold and wet. We’re having a die-hard drizzle out there and I wish I didn’t have to go out and brave the elements. Today, my tropical wimp is out in full force, but I’ve been getting my armor ready. Now I just need to put them on and get out. If I have to think about it, I’m going to call up and say, “I’m not able to make it. I’m sick. Cough. Cough.”
Thank God for warm clothes!
Let’s see, what are my options? I need many quiet moments now to ponder what next year could bring. I smell change in the air. A door is closing? A door is opening? Both would need energy. Is a new path in my adventure about to show itself, or am I now treading it?
Heart, speak to me.
Wings, take me there when the time comes.
I very reluctantly climbed a super steep dune with the encouragement of hubby and a helping hand on my bum every other step. It’s not easy scaling a precipitous slope especially when it’s soft sand underneath your feet. A reward awaited me at the top and when I saw it, I stopped in awe at mid-grumble. The wind took the words out of my mouth and carried them far, far away. I sat on the sand and surveyed my kingdom, for that is what it truly felt like to me after the ascent. Later that night, I asked hubby to take me there again. He smiled.