Every time we travel, we are reminded of how ‘loose’ life can become.
Every time we travel, we are reminded of how important it is to choose time spent together, with the people we value, to grow our connection.
In the end, after all is said & done, our relationships are all we have.
They’re the most important.
Our life partner.
As our third day in the swellendam area comes to an end, I make a knot in my ear. Another in my heart.
As the sun sets I look at little Maddi running around, I think of our son, who was smaller than a toddler, less than a wink ago.
Today we didn’t drive anywhere.
We rented bicycles & cycled through the Stonehill Reserve.
We played some cards.
Another game of chess on the large outdoor chess board.
We read some.
We slept some.
We walked some.
It is interesting how our concerns can consume is.
Even if we re physically present.
Lost in that maze of worry & striving.
Under the bush, like a hopeless prophet.
We need to intentionally engage.
For it is in our collectiveness that we succeed.
We need to slow down, create opportunities to talk, listen, think.
Sitting was frowned upon as I grew up.
‘Why are you doing nothing?’ the question always came s I was sitting, staring into my being, dreaming, thinking.
That is industrious too.
I think it would be good if I could recapture that.
Take time to taste.
Allowing the moment to touch me.
Seep through my skin into my being.
Theunsie handles the braai while Zuko & I talk, sipping slowly from the moment.
After supper we read.
Zuko is enjoying a Steampunk Fantasy Sci-Fi Adventure.
I’m lost in the world of Odd Thomas.
Taking a breath.
That is good.
Taking a breath alongside people you love.
By whom you are loved.
That is better.