Day 25: Thoughts swirling

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It is a beautiful sunny day. A bit cool for my liking but the sky is a rich blue with no clouds in view. My mind however to swirling with so many thoughts that I am having trouble focusing into a clear piece of writing.

There are the happy emotions that go with the March for our Lives protest yesterday. The excitement of so many people and so many young people stepping up to have their voices heard.

There is the sadness that this is where we can come to as a nation. The thoughts that there are so many others that don’t understand the need to find a way through to Peace and Safety for all.

There is the joy in having a long conversation with friends last night. The wonder of having found myself at this age spending a relaxing evening with friends having good food, drink and conversation as the sky goes from light to dark. No place to go, no one to chase after or wonder where they are.

There is the worry of where are country is headed. The reading of the morning newspaper is difficult each day as one more event tips us off in spiraling fears and misunderstandings among people.

The sun brings a lift to my spirits as it rises earlier each day and sets a bit later. I know we are moving towards warmer weather, green grass and long lingering evenings to walk in.

I am excited about my son and his partner returning from living in Chicago for awhile to be here close at home. At the same breath know they are only here a short time before they move to NYC. Happy for them and sad to have them so far away again!

You can see the pattern of my morning. It is a happy/sad day. So many thoughts swirling around.

Some days are like that.

A long walk to the lake might just settle all the spinning.

 

About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, help in schools and write. Life is good!
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6 Responses to Day 25: Thoughts swirling

  1. arjeha says:

    Yes, some days are like that. Light/dark; up/down; happy/sad. I guess you need both to find that perfect balance. Enjoy the time with your family.

  2. These young people… they’re going to lead us out of this. I feel as though they are the groundswell for change. HOWEVER, they should never have had to endure this kind of heartbreak and fear.

  3. Trina Haase says:

    I agree with Stacey. These young people are going to lead us out… And yes, they should have never had to endure this kind of heartbreak and fear.

    The contrasts in this post are so effective. Beautifully written.

  4. “The sun brings a lift to my spirits as it rises earlier each day and sets a bit later. I know we are moving towards warmer weather, green grass and long lingering evenings to walk in.” This is my favorite line… spring is such a metaphor for positive change and growth in our lives.

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