Off the Grid

The irony of

one post about the beauty of staring into the fire

and the next

about not staring but rushing around willy-nilly

does not escape me.

Of life-giving warmth

giving meditative bliss and salve

being ignored for

frantic prepping and sapping of adrenaline that may be needed in actual emergency.

I get it.

My analytic mind senses the conundrum.

My overly expectant self wallows in the defeat of two house-bound days devoid of relaxation.

Though my electrical panel never lost power, I did.

The ability to worry is the only sort of control I have.

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  1. Little Mighty

     /  January 30, 2015

    It sounds like your circuits may have been overloaded. Try to replenish and regain with some positive and self-nurturing energy. Tap into some me-time with a nice hot tub with a “Calgon take me away” moment when the little ones have gone to bed.

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  2. It’s funny how sometimes when we get overloaded it forces me to do less and then I realize that I did not have to do so much anyway. Crazy, right?

    Here’s to your creative self-care via writing!
    Amy

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  February 11, 2015

      Oh, the merry-go-round we put ourselves on! Not crazy at all! Frustrating? Yes!

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  3. Reblogged this on Darque Thoughts.

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