I am learning finally how to be vulnerable, how to ask for help, and how to lean on friends and trust that they’ll stand steady beneath the weight. I’m coming to this lesson rather late in life, but this is a good step forward. But I’ve reached a point where I find I need to “lie low to the wall” for a while, as O’Donohue suggests in his poem. So I’m stepping away from new posts and writing in general for a while. I really couldn’t say for how long – at least until a few things have shifted a bit and the load is a little bit lighter.
I’ll still be reading and commenting on posts now and again. But ebbtide itself will be quiet for the time being.
Be wonderful and be well!
Just a quick note to say yes, I am alive, and will return to blogging in the new year! I’ve had a much-needed break and am nearly ready to dive back in!
I’ve decided to step away from blogging for a month or so. Not to worry – everything is fine. I just feel the need to shift a few priorities around and refocus on a few things that have maybe been neglected for too long.
Be well! I will return.
the hesitations spring like reeds
that sway and bend at the edge of me
I have been disturbed beyond surfaces
as if the stone of your name were dropped
again and again into the heart of me
and I must swallow it whole or break
© Sarah Whiteley
At work, that’s where. Go here for the update.