It hardly seems possible that we are heading into our sixth weekend of Staying at Home. Part of me resists the endless repeat of posts with the same titles – Weekending/Sometimes Mondays, Unraveled Wednesday, Three on Thursday, TGIF/Five on Friday, Looking Back – and part of me welcomes the markers of time moving forward. a day, a week, a month at a time. Right now, the welcoming part is winning!
Thinking about … what Marc and I are going to “rebuild”. Before Marc and I take our morning walks, Holly and I take a little pre-walk. This morning, I used that pre-walk to listen to Monday’s The Lazy Genius podcast. My ears perked up when I heard this
“I’m not saying we’re not all going to have moments of emotional collapse because life right now is weird and hard. We’re going to fall apart. But falling apart isn’t the end. The really lovely thing about falling apart is that when all the pieces are broken and lying on the floor in a crying heap, we can see what we’re made of. And then we can decide what pieces might not be serving us very well. Beth Silvers on the podcast Pantsuit Politics said the same thing about our country as we fall apart during this crisis. The blocks have fallen down, but rather than rushing to rebuild them in the same way, we can use the falling apart to assess what we no longer need, what we need to make bigger, and rebuild in a new and better way. I do think that analogy works to a point for our own inner work. Vulnerability and falling apart do help us see the pieces of ourselves. A light shines, and we can see more clearly what we’re allowing to matter and what might not need to matter so much anymore.” ~ Kendra Adachi, The Lazy Genius Podcast, episode 153
and then I took advantage of that walk with Marc to start exploring what our rebuilding might look like. Way early days, but I am encouraged by the framing of having an opportunity. and the space to explore.
Grateful for … all the amazing, fun, inspiring, and just plain generous sharing happening on-line these days. My Instagram usage has certainly increased 🙂 special shout-outs to these folks:
Gretchen Rubin and Liz Craft and their M-F 4pmET Instagram Live
John Krasinski’s Some Good News
Kate Bowler’s Living Together Apart
Glennon Doyle, Kaitlin Curtice, Sarah Bessey, Brené Brown, Heidi Kirrmaier, Romi Hill and MaraLicole
Inspired by … the power of prayer. I read these words this morning (here) and I might be almost ready to resume my daily centering prayer practice. I have struggled mightily with it these past weeks. I miss it, but I can’t seem to quiet/sit still/pause/anything! to get back to it.
and Fun … Sara asked me to watch the final episode of Homeland in real time. Of course that means I need to watch ALL 11 episodes of the season before that final one … I started this week and I must say, Season Eight is a gem. I fell asleep last night watching episode 4 and I fully expect to be caught up on the episodes and maybe even the podcasts before next Sunday.
What FUN do you have planned for this weekend? (aside of course, from joining us at 2pm ET on Sunday)
Hugs, my friends, M.