Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A brief hello

I have been away from blogging for this entire month. I have been reading blogs and commenting though. Don't know why the lapse. I have been blogging since 2006. Need a rest I guess.

Knitting, writing poems, reading, practicing yoga, watching movies. A decadent life.

a quote from poet Gregory Orr: "...what is really important is just to be here, to sing songs, to see what is beautiful in the world and be sad about the fact that we die."

Going off now on a little trip. Back soon to have a Thanksgiving all alone. Well, it has been that way before and will be again no doubt. People seem to forget the single women. Just wanted to let you all know, dear blogging friends, that I am all right. Have a great Thanksgiving. Love, suki

photo: my Dear Miss Emily Dickinson, meow

24 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Emily is beautiful. Have fun on your trip. Your decadent life sounds terrific. Don't be sad.

Mystic Meandering said...

Have missed your posts Suki, but have enjoyed your comments. Am glad you are just Be-ing :) Safe trip...

Frankly I'd rather spend TG alone - my bad... :)

Love kitty :) Hugs, Christine

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like the way you spend your days. Nothing wrong with a break from blogging, I took off last winter from blogging and if was a good respite.
Have a great trip...nothing better than a change of scenery.

Marisa Ala Dea said...

Hello right back! There is a lot to be said for a single life.....lots of uninterrupted time for reflecting
and creating, and gentle wandering (not lost)wherever the spirit leads. Sometimes it can be a little lonely but reassuring to know that others are going through the same experience...much to be thankful for. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Have missed your posts. but no one said we HAVE to blog if we need a rest. Hope your trip is fun. Your not getting together with your Son for Thanksgiving?

louciao said...

It's good to be unplugged.

kj said...

hello suki, how fast is this month going?!! tis the season and i have no idea when it started or why it's started so early. (even though time will run out all too soon, oh the irony) :^)

i am about to introduce myself to polyclay and critters with names...

take care, email sent

kj

ZenDotStudio said...

ah, the contemplative life. and a lovely post on the nature of life with it's sukkha and dukkha. sometimes I can feel lonely in the company of people and sometimes I am completely content to be all alone.

Miss Emily is divine! (ah, wishing for a cat). Safe and fruitful travels to you.

patti said...

Missed you too Suki!

I am glad all is well and that you are enjoying a trip away. Have fun and see you when you come back!

Kim said...

Hello Sweet Suki! I so understand what you mean. I, too, can't seem to get blogging together these days. Maybe it is that we need a break...mine has sure been a long one, though.

I am glad you are well. Enjoy your trip and have a delightful Thanksgiving, too.

Hugs!

Robin said...

I already miss you - and you have just left!!!

Have a refreshing time as you re-don your "Pippi" guise and head out for another adventure!!!!!

We'll chat when you are back.

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

p.s. Ah, Emily....she was so beautiful.....

Lynn said...

That quote really got to me. I am enjoying life so much right now I just do not want it to end EVER! And I know I can't have that and yes it is sad. A crying shame! Could even get angry about it.
But instead I will just keep enjoying each day I get and be gratful for it!!! Whew. Yes, that quote really got to me.

Hope this is a fun trip you are off on...and enjoy your solitude...or invite yourself somewhere!!! I hate it when it's just three of us, just because I was used to huge family Thanksgivings growing up. Now when I don't get that I feel something huge is missing.
(I've gone as far as inviting myself to a cousin's home to be with THEIR family...better than none...with my kids traveling hither or yon.) This year I'll get to be in a big bash at daughter's. But next year probably not.

Glad you pop into my blog! Happy to greet you there!!! Keep coming by. and I look forward to reading more of your poetry and seeing your knitting.

Annie said...

I have missed you. Because I am always alone on Holidays I usually invite people to my house, but sometimes I like being alone :-).
Have a safe trip and come back soon.Hugs. xoxo

Mim said...

wondered what you were up to. We are off to TG with family and while I enjoy it I am exhausted just thinking about it. And getting ready to go - ah hell...

PeaceGardenSu said...

aHAH! This time it worked!! Wahoo!! Yesterday's post attempt wished you were going to be here for TDay-- maybe you cd still hop a Greyhound?? S and H arrive Wed eve..Love to you solo or in company and wishing i had more of yours (yr company) .. xoxo <3...s

PeaceGardenSu said...

Wishing all Suki's bloig friends (whose lovely comments and blogs i have been visiting/reading for a long while without being able to join in due to excessive dumbness about how to get my posts to work!! I've been friends with Sooks since 1965 (lucky me!) and am thrilled she has so many friends via her blog- some of whom she has met in person!! I don't get to see her often (i.e. rarely)-- boo hoo. Well- anyhoo wishing all you lovely people a Thanksgiving of your favorite sort.. w/ Best Wishes from Susan McLean

Katiejane said...

I hope you have fun on your trip and come back inspired and energized. Make the best of TG. It's not so bad to celebrate single, just take a walk and give thanks for the beauty of nature.

PeaceGardenSu said...

btw, meant to say-- Emily's pic is soooo gorgeous!!

soulbrush said...

I took 4 months off as you know dear Suki, and people soon forget you were ever there...sigh.
Remember that there are many of us living with partners...who are still very much alone!!
Love you and have a good trip and a good thanksgiving.

kikipotamus said...

Thank you for giving us word from you. It struck me when you said what you said about Thanksgiving. I am always roped into holiday meals with others when really I would prefer to be alone. Not that I don't love them all! I do. But I'd rather be with them one-on-one for quiet lunches in cafes instead of all together at once with the pressures of the social protocols.

kimmie said...

Sometimes a break is what is needed .... The things you have been doing sound very self nurturing and good for the creative spirit ... Your Emily looks like very sweet company ... Happy travels and a safe return to you ...

layers said...

Hello, thank you for stopping by my blog post and leaving such nice comments about my trip to Japan.. have a safe trip.. certainly sounds like you can do whatever you want whenever you want.. and just think how quickly you will clean up thanksgiving dinner.. I will be in the kitchen for hours! :-)

glitz said...

I miss your posts, too, Suki, but totally understand your need to withdraw and just be.
Happy thanksgiving to you - it's not something we celebrate here in NZ but we have celebrated with american friends here and the food was amazing!
Arohanui to you and Miss Bibs

Annie said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear Suki. xoxo