Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In A Cocoon

A young woman who writes from over the ocean shares.

Japanese has a word "staying in a cocoon" which means neither refraining
from outside world nor being in laziness.

So I am joining her
staying in a cocoon
not going out much,
books, being in self, yoga,
meditation and prayer.

Without stimulation from outside world
Changes happen from inside
Observe it calmly and patiently
When time comes, will go out
with new wings.

Continual healing thoughts directed toward one of my daughter's,
she stays so busy and has the flu.
Same thoughts for this one writing.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I hope your daughter is soon feeling much better.

I'm sort of in a cocoon also. Taking each day as it comes, going with the flow.

Love from me to you for Valentine's Day ~ FlowerLady

Tabor said...

Remember you were once your daughter and your survived the challenge. Try to see it through historic eyes.

mel said...

So that is what I am doing - cocooning! I just want to be here in my space.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, you make me smile. You are so right and this is what I will do. Have survived much :)
Lorraine and Mel, thank you...

Judy said...

Hibernating here also. Saw some spring flowers sticking their noses up through the snow and knowing that spring will come once again. It always does--it just seems the February is the longest month of the year.

Laura said...

I join you cocooned in here in NH. Blessings to you and may your daughter heal soon from the flu.

Lynn said...

Looking at my calendar for February and seeing days and days of filled in squares. After an outing it’s good to be home in the woods. Perhaps in March I’ll be able to take a page from your book and snuggle in. Have a safe and cozy weekend. Can you believe Bama might have snow flurries this weekend. Wonders never cease.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy and Laura, thank you for visiting.
Lynn, yesterday it was 50 and I was outside in the sun with the rake. At the moment it is in the 20's.
The one recovering from flu is my youngest daughter who is planning a trip to Africa next week :(


Thank you.
Wish she get well soon.

Marcie said...

Ernestine, Coming by to see how you are. Thought of you as I posted my first post in AGES on my Quiet Country House blog. You have always been so kind to check in on me. Busy... and living a new Quiet Country House... am hoping to do Sunday Strolls on my blog again this spring. Enjoy your cocoon. I fully understand that need for inner reflection and quiet calm.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Aisling, you have made my afternoon:) think of you often and wondered about your life at this time. Please keep in touch.
I am healing at the moment and seems sharing is scarce - but will return.
One From Over The Ocean - thank you for visiting - do return...