Today's Wishcasting is a trick question in my opinion. What do you wish to take a break from?
I had to sit with this one for a bit. My initial responses - comparison, self criticism, negativity, worry - well, these are things I want to abolish from my world, not simply take a break from them. To take a break implies I will be returning to whatever it is I am abandoning for the time being. See? Trick question!
With that in mind, what I wish to take a break from is Seriousness. There is an appropriate time to focus one's attention, roll up the sleeves and get working and there is a time to relax, be silly, be ... dare I say it? ... unproductive. By nature I am a pretty disciplined, focused and intellectually weighed individual. All of which is a way of saying I think and do too much. And maybe it is just that this challenging Winter has necessitated nose down, plowing forward in my life but now it is time for Spring. Time for the poncho twins (see previous post) to head outdoors for some serious - oops, I mean unabashedly gleeful swing and slide and sandbox action.
Time to get lost in an afternoon of painting, dancing, milk and cookies kind of meandering through the day. Nature trails to explore, tea parties to invent, spontaneous dinners out. Oh, yeah, truth be told I want a break from meal planning, grocery shopping and dinner cooking! Actually, I think I am staging a strike on that one.
So maybe I'm wishing for a break from the routine? A break from feeling the need to be busy and productive all of the time. A break from taking it - or rather, Me - all so seriously. I mean, we have fairy houses to make people! We have ice cream to eat and mud pies to bake. And a bike with a new bell and horn to dust off and ride. I think I am wishing to allow myself to steep in the juiciness of my life as it is right now. At this moment, nothing more is needed except for me to relax and just be with it all.
foot painting - i dare you to try it!
I am reminded of a line from Oscar Wilde: Life is far too important a thing to ever talk seriously about.
Yeah, I'm taking a break. It feels good. Even the bee stops for a moment to taste the nectar.