Thursday, January 12, 2012
Nothing can compare to a wood fire burning in a fire place.
Sitting still is something I find very difficult to do. Why? You would think by now it would be easier for me in these last years. Why the constant doing? But then I like an orderly and neat home and on a nice day I am outside looking to see if anything is peeking through the earth, picking up limbs that continually fall from the old trees and searching for a new camera challenge. An early riser and I am not doing well with not turning on computer first thing in the morning. Seems that is when an inspiration for writing occurs and also I am excited to see if there is an email from one of my children or grandchildren.
On being still, I am so very slightly better because of my practice of mindfulness but I am far from my goal. So many books are piled by my old leather chair and every morning I tell myself I will read later in the day. With busyness the day is soon over and I am too weary to read.
Now if we ever have some days where I am literally snowed in - I will read all day....
There are gas logs in this cottage and I rarely turn them on. If we have some snow then I might as it gives a little atmosphere.
I miss the special smell of wood burning and guess that is one reason I like burning incense. What is burning at the moment
is Cedar and there is a slight woodsy smell in this room.
I think of my son in a far away land as this incense burns. Memories of walking into his small home
and the scent of incense gave me the idea of beginning this practice.
This is a new burner
last year used an old blue flower pot.
I think I like it better
will retrieve from the outside gardening table
Need some sand for the flower pot and on next trip to local town I will purchase a small bag.
An hour later - have been trying to remember the woodsy scent "mens product" that I could not
get enough of many years ago. "Aremis" just came to mind. I loved the soap for myself in the winter
Use to buy these
products for the father of my children. I think I am going to look it up as it seems to go with this
cottage in the woods. Think many of the memories have totally died other then the wonderful