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Statuesque, #SoCS

Middle of October and it’s getting colder, but “still” not done with fall yet.

Another Saturday and guess what time it is?

SoCS

And guess what the stream of consciousness word is today:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/10/16/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-oct-1715/

You STILL don’t know?

🙂

Well then…read on.

It’s Saturday and that means it will soon be time for Hockey Night In Canada. I know I am Canadian, but I take baseball over hockey any day. I prefer the slower pace of baseball over the fast paced slapstick, scraping sounds on the ice. It’s time for transition from summer, to fall, to winter.

I remain still, more often than I probably should. Still as a…well, I wouldn’t want to become known for using too many cliches.

Let’s just say that my mind is hardly ever standing still, even if my body is. I see myself running, not writing, not staying still so much, but only if it could keep my mind from running ahead of the rest of me.

People tell me I should learn and practice meditation, if I want to still my thoughts a little. I guess they are right.

I can’t stop the thoughts from running amuck. They bombard me, like my own thoughts are clubbing me over the head. Yeah, just try and picture that. Strange image I know.

I love autumn. I love the crunching leaves, after they’ve fallen. I can’t see them fall, but I know they have because I step on them and hear them as they dry out on the cold ground.

But although many here in Canada like hockey but dislike the cold winters, I tend to look forward to them. The stillness of a winter night, as the snow drifts down, in flakes to the frozen earth is the only time my whole body can catch up with itself, to truly feel as still as the snow.

I keep getting rejections. Oh, poor me, right? In my life, in my writing, I grow tired of them all, but I need to write, to love, to find the sort of peace that stillness brings.

I’m still standing. I won’t let anything knock me down for long.

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8 thoughts on “Statuesque, #SoCS

  1. Here’s the thing about meditation. If the thoughts bombard you, that’s okay. Recognize them, move them aside and return to focusing on breathing. Yes, I know, easier said than done but the most important thing to know is there’s nothing wrong in thinking. Don’t judge it, just, as the song says, let it be… and breathe. Stillness awaits!

  2. I was actually thinking the other day what I really love about fall… one of the things that immediately comes to mind is the scent of the rotting leaves. That and baking apples are the two fragrances that always bring me back to this time of year. 🙂

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