Monday, September 29, 2008

Love, Lambs & Silence

ATC-Love.Lamb.Silence by: T.Allen-Mercado 09/08

The initial plan entailed a weekend replete with activities and socialization. Some time Friday evening between deep breaths and trying to ward off the brewing anxiety surrounding a-not double, but triple date, I crashed.

I was missing my friend (Joe) and, I didn't want to share our time together with anyone else. I felt like being moody, brooding and pensive. I didn't want to sit through a comedy show. I didn't feel much like laughing. I didn't feel much like talking. I wanted the warmth, the comfort, the silence of sated hearts; an unspoken understanding. I wanted the stillness of being in love. I wanted to toss my cloak of courage and bask in all of my sheepish vulnerability. I wanted to be emotionally naked. I wanted to rejoice in the contained freedom that only art and love provide me. And, I did. It was heavenly. What will you do to nurture your spirit this week? Peace.


11 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

I will continue to read 'The Second Sex' by Simone de Beauvoir.

Beautiful and thoughtful post.

Greetings from London.

fly tie said...

:-) i know those wants well.

this week i feel the need to be expressively free. nothing nurtures my spirit like when i'm able to let go and say/do what i feel without fear.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

u moody, never

High Desert Diva said...

Allowing myself to get out and see people rather than the typical shut in...that's what I'll be doing for self-nurturing. All day, every day with just the cat...a bit much for me!

I like your new art piece :-)

Breath of Light said...

This week I plan to let my creativity lead me and continue to connect with people.

Ms. Bar B: said...

This week it would be nice to remember to breath. Just a few deep breaths throughout a day can do wonders... time to reflect on thoughts or time to remove one's self from all thoughts.

Great post.

Estela said...

I have those days, a lot.
I will try to relax and breath, to nurture my spirit.

Sandra Ree said...

Such an honest post. I always enjoy reading you.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

This has been a week of commitment and obligations: Rosh Hashnah. Visiting both Moms, cooking, cleaning. However, I did get out for a walk today and was very conscious of staying "in the moment."

Mekhismom said...

Hmmm, that is a good question. Perhaps get some more sleep so that I can be lost in my dreams. With a rested body I will be better able to channel my own creativity. Beautiful piece.

Giftbearer said...

As, usual, beautiful writing! I know the feeling. I am eating lots of comfort food this week with Carmella's procedure coming up. Gorgonzola Mountain cheese does wonders.

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