I have continued to post the Photo of the Day on facebook for the past couple of days but not blog about it. In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, I was at the gym Friday processing this horror that was on the TV in my field of vision. I was on my favorite treadmill and I saw the fern that was green in front of me. Green was the topic of the photo a day. I thought of the green representing new life and new beginnings. Hard concepts on a day where all of humanity stops and crys out…..
Saturday started at 8am with a haircut. Then clean up the house and then grocery shopping. We spent the rest of the day shopping in Traverse City for Christmas. I was overwhelmed, no plan, crowded and in a bit of a funk in light of what has happened in this world. It is one of those moments that collectively the human race stopped to mourn and people were a bit somber while shopping.
The weather was rainy all day so I took this picture late in the evening on our way home. Photo a day topic was Outdoors. I didn’t really see anything photo worthy that afternoon. The rain on the car windows represented the mood, and maybe a bit of cleansing.
Reflecting back it was a wonderful day with my husband. We had a lovely time picking out gifts, having dinner and laughing along the way. Of course, that over rides the fears and anxiety over life events, world events and personal things.
It is Christmas by the way, I find that returning to normalcy is what keeps me balanced. During times of crisis in my life, I am the type that needs to do something. I am returning to my routine, spending time with my family, laughing loudly, loving deeply and at times just quietly sharing the room.
The process of decorating the house starts today with more moving furniture, cleaning and hauling up boxes from storage. The tree wont be decorated for a few days but the joy, peace and love of the season overcomes all.