“We are like children building a sand castle. We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood, and pieces of colored glass. The castle is ours, off limits to others. We’re willing to attack if others threaten to hurt it. Yet despite all our attachment, we know that the tide will inevitably come in and sweep the sand castle away. The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.” Pema Chodron
In my head, I feel ready to let the past, the me I was for the last five years, dissolve back into the sea. The fact that the new people have been using a pneumatic drill out there on the ledge very close to my house is helping me to know I need to get out of here.
Of course I know this drilling will end at some point. I dragged my chair down to the room furthest from the drilling. I can turn on music or the AC to drowned out the noise. They drilled from early morning till 7:30 pm yesterday. And today began again at 7:30 am. I am not fond of hanging out in my bedroom during the day though.
OK. Enough grumbling. Somehow I need to get head, heart and body into synchronicity. Meanwhile the sun is shining after numerous cloudy days. That;s a blessing. I have leftover chicken for lunch along with a delicious lentil salad I made yesterday with lemon dressing. Yum.