“Miss” is not for missing a post yesterday–I actually had a blog entry written, and I thought I had hit “Publish,” but apparently not….
No, “miss” has two other meanings for me today. I suppose part of what I’m feeling in these final days is a sense of loss–letting go of one more thing, namely this blog. I’m going to miss the daily practice of writing and reflecting on simple ways to live more simply and directly.
But I’m also realizing that there are all sorts of little discoveries and experiments that I muddled my way through over this past year, which I have allowed to fall by the wayside. Some of those practices I have forgotten all about (though I am sure as I reread these entries I will rediscover them). But others are right there, within easy reach of both memory and practice. And all I really need to do is to take a moment out of my day to be in the moment.
I guess I am thinking in particular about Day 2: Sit. Such a simple thing–to start the day with just a few minutes of quiet sitting. But at some point over the past few months, I seem to have fallen out of the habit.
So it’s too late to start today with some quiet sitting, but I think I will end today with a return to one of my very first reflections.
And then maybe tomorrow, while the coffee is brewing, I can take a few moments to simply be.
Second (and third, and fourth, and fifth) chances can serve as well as the first, can’t they?
Let’s hope so!
Does this mean, you will NOT write any more to this blog next year? I sure hope not, because I’ll miss you if you do. I hope we will still hear the occasional words from you and your life. It has been a privilege…
The privilege has been mine! Thanks for your comments along the way.