“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table…
Let me sit here for ever with bare things,
this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves,
myself being myself.”
I love my Bear and our farm, my friends and loved ones, but for my own well-being I regularly need time alone.
I try to take myself out for coffee or breakfast once a week. Just me, my coffee cup, journal, pen, and a really good book. Or two.
Last week I was delighted to find that one of my favorite Warwick cafes – Lorraine’s – moved out to my tiny hometown of Allora!! It is such a lovely space with petite gold armchairs covered in scroll work that reminds me of my wood-burning. The owners don’t mind one bit if I snuggle into a chair and remain there for hours at a time. And I love them for that.
I’m especially grateful that they let me mess around with their menu to get a rather lovely gluten-free breakfast to go with my butterscotch latte (swoon!): creamy scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, and fresh avocado.
There’s something rather wonderful about sipping and eating delicious things that makes time alone especially lovely.
I continue to read through “Women Who Run With The Wolves”, taking time to focus on just one thought or question and write my way through it to peace or healing or understanding. Books are so powerful, aren’t they?
“But reading, and particularly the reading of fiction,
encourages us to view the world in new and challenging ways…
It allows us to inhabit the consciousness of another which is a precursor to empathy,
and empathy is, for me, one of the marks of a decent human being.”
Yes, reading, writing, resting, time to think through things, they all do much, much good.
What is your favorite way to recharge your spirits?