Monday, June 16, 2008

SOLITUDE, HERE I COME!

I'm leaving today for a week of solitude. A. Whole. Week. Just me, myself and I.

Well, that's not actually true. The deer will be there.

And the blue jays, quail and hummingbirds.

And my deities, Quan Yin, Shiva and Buddha.

And the quiet.

And the smells of juniper, pine and fresh, desert air.

And the sounds of the beautiful fountain outside, that I will be able to hear now that the weather is nice enough to open wide the front door.

And the tinkling of the wind chimes, front and back of the house.

And in the quiet of the morning, before the doors are opened, before the fountain is plugged in, before all that, I will hear only the hum of the refrigerator and the murmurings of my soul.

Finally.

13 comments:

Jerri said...

Enjoy!

Terry Whitaker said...

At least you figured out when and where to land when needed.

MY OWN WOMAN... said...

Becareful....the quiet can be quite deafening sometimes..

Enjoy your solitude!

Jenny said...

Love that. Enjoy your time.

Anonymous said...

Are you there yet? You know really there?

Deb said...

I leave next week for my three week, solitary road trip. I can't wait.

Have a wonderful, peaceful time and love your prayer flags.

Kathryn said...

Beautiful post. Can I come?

Liberty's favorite statue he carries around with him is none other than Quan Yin. Also, I have a brass "om" symbol - his second favorite. Is he telling me something ... ya think?

Jess said...

Enjoy your solitude!! I'll think of you there with the deer and the birds as I traipse around New York...

Michelle O'Neil said...

Peace, Carrie.

Deb said...

My spirit is there with you, wishing you peace and joy.

kario said...

Well deserved.

Sending love and light and traveling mercies.

Special Needs Mama said...

Have a wonderful time away.

Velvet Kitty said...

You're so lucky! Have fun.
Be quiet.
xo