Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Restoration sunlight

These last few weeks have been quite mad.

Orders have filled all moments and between times there has been frantic shopping, hastily prepared meals, school concerts and fairs.

I have run from here to there and back again. My head a whirl.

There were moments when I thought I might not cope. I have often been snappy and distracted.

In the midst of utter chaos of order packing last Friday the sun suddenly appeared and cast its glow across the kitchen table. It lit up cracks and danced across the polished wood. The walls moved and dappled in its light.

And I paused. I turned my face towards the sun and paused. I breathed deeply and slowly in its light and remembered just how much I have to be thankful for. I grabbed the camera and gazed through its lens, prolonging the moment. The joy of that warm, bathing light and what it meant to pause and count ones blessings.

It was the corner turning moment. This week has been bliss. School is finished. Orders all up to date and my virtual shop doors shut for now. There is baking and reading. The house is clean. It is time to enjoy my small patient people. The sun has not returned but if I close my eyes and pause a moment I can almost feel its regenerative power.


Blogger blue hands said...

Those moments are lovely - and to be savoured. I'm glad you photographed it to share with us, but more glad that you noticed and appreciated it. We were talking last night with friends about people who rush round exhibitions or tourist attractions photographing everything, but never actually looking, which seems such a shame.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:58:00 pm  
Blogger Toffeeapple said...

A well observed moment I think. I hope you'll take time to rest and relax in the festive season.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:18:00 pm  
Blogger Monica said...

i need to take a moment too.

and I need some sun!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:20:00 pm  
Blogger rachel said...

Enjoy the tranquil moment - and have a lovely, homely Christmas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 9:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Such a soft and lovely glow.
Have a wonderful holiday, Rebecca.

Thursday, December 22, 2011 12:15:00 am  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

You have earned this well-deserved week of bliss. Enjoy your Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:57:00 am  
Blogger driftwood said...

precious moments x

Thursday, December 22, 2011 9:56:00 am  
Blogger nicole said...

I wish for you many more of these blissful, peaceful moments in 2012!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:41:00 pm  
Blogger Jane said...

Holiday times are blissful - for me its time to catch-up and do things i enjoy instead of doing for everyone else. Happy Holidays. Jane x

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:52:00 am  
Blogger Kai said...

Just wanted to say Happy New Year Rebecca, to you and yours! Hope you have a fabulous 2012. :)

Sunday, January 01, 2012 12:17:00 pm  
Blogger Sarah said...

Ah beautiful - love those moments! Happy New Year

Monday, January 02, 2012 7:03:00 pm  
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