I told myself I’d write a blog post every day this week but I skipped yesterday. It was Saturday, and I was out in the world doing many things: reuniting with a friend I haven’t seen in nearly two years, attending a Families Belong Together protest, making vegan chocolate chip cookies, attending a backyard concert and potluck, and then hanging out in front of a firepit with friends. Whew! That was a lot for one day. But it was a good day, full of nourishment and connection.
A couple of years ago around this time I wrote a post about going “without” aka taking a break from introspection. There’s something about this post-solstice time of the summer when the days feel so long and radiant and warm that makes me want to get TF out of my own head for a while. Not because I’m trying to avoid inner work, but because when you’re a naturally introspective person it is actually possible to overload on the whole “going within” modality.
Going to the protest was especially re-energizing. I’ve certainly been upset over the current events in America. Getting together with people in person(instead of just yelling at each other on social media) felt really important. It is always encouraging to see the vast number of people who are willing to come to an event in support of what is right. Even if it was just in a small way, I’m glad I was a part of that.
What else? I’m sitting out on my porch as I write this. My husband is next to me reading. My mutt, Sokka, is resting between excitedly squiggling his butt at anyone who walks by. I’m about to start sipping an herbal tea cold infusion. This world is not a perfect place, but it is the place I find myself in right now, and I want to engage with it while I’m here.