My life is in one of those "whirlwind phases" right now.
My work . . . involves a constant stream of deadlines. That is just the nature of what I do. And, generally, everything just moves along.
But every now and then (in February and August, to be specific), those deadlines stack up in a rather frightening and overwhelming manner.
And then . . . all hell breaks loose!
When life gets over-busy and everything feels under pressure, I need to remember to step back a little and get back to the basics.
Go to yoga.
Knit a few stitches.
Pull a few weeds.
Start the morning with coffee and some poetry.
I Go Down to the Shore
I go down to the shore in the morning
and depending on the hour the waves
are rolling in or moving out,
and I say, oh, I am miserable,
what shall --
what should I do? And the sea says
in its lovely voice:
Excuse me, I have work to do.
---- Mary Oliver in A Thousand Mornings
And now . . . you'll have to excuse me. I have work to do!