true at first light

Up before the sun this morning, which isn’t that hard to do these days as autumn moves through the landscape. November is a month that will go by in a blur, and my goal for this month is just to get through each day.

That may sound dramatic, but I know that if I don’t take that approach, the overwhelm will make me cower. So I wake up each morning and I think only about the day that I am in, and how far I can get along the path mapped out before me.

My head is down these days, as it must be, nose to the grindstone, producing, accomplishing, preparing. Still, I am trying to remind myself to look up, to take something in each day that is memorable, beautiful, wonder-filled. I know I won’t always make it to that place, but every so often would be nice.

For the next week at least I will be working around the clock, working except for when I’m sleeping or eating. I know this week, I have been here before, and I am trying not to let it loom over me like a mountain that cannot be conquered. Instead, I am trying to focus on the path around me. Trying to notice the pretty leaf that has fallen at my toes, the pattern of sunlight through the trees, the sound of hungry birds singing.

I am trying to remember to breathe.

I’ll be up before the sun each day, up long after it sets each night.

But, indeed, the sun always rises again,

even over the tallest of mountains.


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  • Heather Foust November 4, 2010 at 8:35 am

    If it helps just try to live in the moment. Now is all there is.

  • Skye Daniels November 4, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I take it you have a big holiday show coming up??
    Well, go to girl, but take little beauty breaks now & again throughout the day!! `;-}

  • beth November 4, 2010 at 8:59 am

    i know where all that work can get you 🙂
    so it’s all good !!!

  • Nana November 4, 2010 at 9:26 am

    “one day at a time “, that’s what he said … love ya

  • Kathryn November 4, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Hope you’re not driven to distraction by your busy schedule. Take some time out to enjoy the sunsets and sunrises, they can be so beautiful.

  • Jamie November 4, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Wish I could give you an extra 15 minutes each day to just breathe and be.

  • Jillsy November 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

    positive energy can get you a long way! good luck!

  • Liz November 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    keep breathing, creating, & reminding yourself of the beauty you so kindly share with us. love you.

  • elk November 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    wow sounds daunting..I know you love the work tho’

  • teri November 4, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    the sun will rise, the birds will fly
    the sun will set, the dew will wet.

    that’s the lot of it. So carry on and we’ll be here when you’re done.

  • Marcie November 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Yes..the sun does always rise. I’m just now coming up for air after two over-the-top busy weeks. Good to be able to breathe again!!!

  • Sonya McCllough November 6, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I’m with U …


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