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taking a breath

May 7, 2011

Recently I’ve been incredibly busy with teaching, grading, and my dissertation research. I catch myself having to consciously take a cleansing breath, telling myself that I will work through these tasks. I try to look at these tasks as opportunities…but I am tired.

I feel completely drained and then I…

listen to music,

gaze at artwork,

walk, jog, or ride outside in the rain or sunlight,

make a meal that is a tradition for my family,

or pull out the ingredients we have and explore a new recipe for my family…

and other times I just sit here, drink my water, and breathe.

So today I am sharing with you pictures I looked at and lyrics of one of the songs I listened to today as I took time to breathe in restoration. I also have plans for a bike ride in the sunlight today and so…I know this day is good.

“Little Flowers” ~Denison Witmer

How you found me out I still never understand,
Thoughts you can’t take with you when you go.
You were waving flags that bare the colors
Of your love I didn’t know:
Orange for the vineyards,
Blue is for the rivers,
Green goes like a hillside covered now,
White is not surrender
Despite what you’ve been told;
It’s clouds of hope
That fall on you now, save you now.
Fall on you, fall on you now, save you now.

One time we met, you were outside
Floating in the forest. I placed my stigmata
On your hands. Little flowers that you have sown
Show people you have known
that I am love and
Fall on you now, save you now.
Fall on you, fall on you now, save you now.

And fall on you now, save you now.
Fall on you, fall on you now, save you now.
Fall on you now, save you now.
Fall on you, fall on you now, save you now.

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