I know I love and really appreciate when days flow smoothly; when everything seems to piece together in a way that fits perfectly (well mostly)…..
Today wasn’t one of those days, at least it certainly began with many pieces out of place!
A couple of things happened that really shouldn’t have been too big for us to handle, but there was overreactions, some anger, insensitivenes, and impatience…….
A planned morning of a picnic of Quinoa patties cooked on the BBQ with salad, at a playground next to Valley lake, started out very disjointed and rather disappointingly……
But in those times of heated words, misunderstandings, and rash communication we always come back to our centre; our core; our family; our love for each other, and appreciation as beings of Earth how very blessed we are!
Breaths are taken and we see each other for the imperfect people that we are. And love our imperfections and everything that makes us such wonderful, crazy, individual, sometimes infuriating, deeply caring, possibly very irrational (😜), loving people.
So, we attempted to look at the day anew and I think we did OK.
The children began to work and play together. Very important work; mining and building a sand pile,
Zubin played; his version of work,
And then we decided together to go to the Umpherston Sinkhole. A garden grown in an amazing sunken cave. I think just what we needed.
A place of beauty and wonder, and restoration for the spirit. And an amazing geographical occurrence. Elki said it was probably the place he has loved the most; it was a seed for the children’s imaginations to flower.
Afterwards we made our way back to camp; for breathing out, dinner and dessert. Anusha made us a peach and plum pudding, and as we lay down in bed for stories she dreamily said, ‘I love how warm pudding feels in your belly at bedtime’.
I think the day ended OK. There were some frantic, not so calm moments in our afternoon and evening but we realised that we were all tired and in need of an early night to bed 😴 I look forward to tomorrow with loving, patient, whole body intention ❤