Sunday, March 27, 2011

Home Again, a Bit Early...

Sometimes even the best laid plans have a way of slipping into a new design without even alerting you to the change...

We are home again, after the most breathtaking drive through the central valley:

Anthony even took me the scenic way so I could take pictures and smile


playing with exposure times and light,

thinking about how good the thought of home felt.

I was due to take a class on Sunday, have a wonderful dinner with friends on Saturday night:
our tax prep went smoothly, every moment with my loved ones was a joy...
my back had other plans.
My neck kinked again: the injuries are settling in more lately, pain is a constant.
Driving five hours is too much:

I hate admitting these things - I so want to be well.
I want to be jet-setting, seat-of-the-pants-flying ME again.

I feel like I dipped my toes in the feeling of rest and patience, when really I am being asked to immerse myself.

And so I rest and recoup at home from this setback.

Los Angeles was charming and stressful - too much city for my taste these days, but my friends were a miracle...

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I just feel a bit defeated is all.
And lucky:

It's a complicated cocktail.

xoxo
A

10 comments:

studio.delucca said...

bless. your. heart. and. soul.

honor your body, your spirit, your need for rest & healing.

I miss your face, but have SO MUCH respect for you, for paying attention to what your core needs are. not defeated! xoxoxo

Katherine said...

Oh, how I miss being one of your friends in LA. Considerably more than I miss LA.

I'm holding you in the light, dear. Lets definitely, finally, talk this week.

WillowMetals said...

Awe hun, I hope you do get to healing real soon. That accident definitely took it's toll on you. It's great that you are taking care of your self though. Your photos are beautiful just like the gal that took them. Sending you love, light, and healing, Heather (((Hugs)))
P.S. I always love your photos. Part of my heart just craves California. I have always felt like that is where I need to be. Not the city so much but somewhere around wine country. All of your photos give me great thoughts of what this wonderous place that part of me thinks to be home is. ♥

kerin rose said...

o lovely one...healing takes T-I-M-E....and you are wise to not push forward where you should slow down....not defeated....bodies are interesting things, they send us 'messages' ....

metal class will always be there when you are ready...
just sounds like it wasnt the right moment....

who knows, something more important to learn first may be on the horizon?....
xo

dailycoyote said...

you're so eloquent ~

wishing you many adventures of the mind, in the meantime........

xo S.

still lily said...

home and rest, it would seem, is just what you need...immerse yourself in this. you are a wise gal to listen quietly to what you need.

UmberDove said...

Welcome home mamma. And just so you know, Northern California looks good on you. As does self-care, self-love and wisdom beyond your years.

Nialah said...

*hugs* rest dear Allison.

Sending you so much love

xoxoxoxoxo
M

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Well, my goodness, if you all aren't the best, I don't know what could possibly be.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Love you,
Allison

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