The Lull Re-Post

As for all of you, I’ve been busy to capacity. And so I thought today to publish a post I’d already written, just to show up and say hi. Which is when I found this from a few years ago. I think it works.





I’m currently lazing in bed, sick tissue at the ready, listening to the most majestic wind outside my window. The shades, pulled down to soften the sunlight, undulate against the window and there’s a subtle whooshing, not unpleasant, letting me know that the world is breathing and all is well, all is well. It’s very slightly chilly, in that bracing, invigorating way, and with the covers pulled to my chin just so, I’m a cat in window seat sun.


Again I watch the curtain waft like a bellows, making its shhhhhh music and I think of the hawk riding the canyon air, the purple-tipped flowers, even the rattlesnakes and the wolf. The limes toppling from the tree, the pebbles baking in the sun, the fairy garden’s ballooning petals, the creek rushing through it all.


The creek. On it goes, straight to the sea, a blue twinkle if I look just right. The rain churns it to egg white, makes the water gargle and spit; but for now? Today? It’s a mirror. Smooth and calm, taking its time. Yet on it goes, whispering all the while to the hawk and the flowers, to the snakes, the wolf, the limes, the magic pebbles, and most especially to the girl in her bed, listening for the most majestic wind outside the window.



7 Responses to “The Lull Re-Post”

  1. Galit Breen says:

    Beautiful, poetic. Lovely.

  2. Me says:

    I wish I could put all those words together like that!

  3. Just perfect. Every word.

    (Even the sick tissue at the ready.)

    And I hope soon you will once again be a cat in window seat sun.

    (I wouldn’t mind that either.)

  4. I could feel it, the brisk cold air, the snuggly warmth of the quilts. Shh. Sleep.

  5. Mama Mary says:

    love these writerly posts of yours.

  6. Aunt Snow says:

    Ah, this could be me, a couple weeks ago – also sick in bed, also hearing the canyon air.

  7. heidi says:

    Oh, this is breathtaking. Beautiful.

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