Monday, September 28, 2009
Post Dig Doldrums
I'm sitting here at my computer in my beautiful orange writing space, candle light flickering off walls, and the wind is whipping against the house. It is Autumn, that is for certain.
Another piece of evidence regarding the time of year: the pumpkin spice latte sitting to the left of my keyboard.
I hear Lilly Cat in the hallway, crying for my attention. I have not been away from the house for more than a few hours since we brought her home last November, so this weekend was a challenge for both of us.
I would like to spend many days trying to process and integrate what happened at the Creative Dig Workshop on Saturday, but alas, I do not have that luxury as I leave this coming Saturday for Kripalu and have so many things to clean off my plate before then.
I am hoping for a week in the Berkshires that allows for contemplation and journaling besides making connections and learning.
After a big event like this -- one I've been anticipating for months, planning for, worrying about -- there is often a sense of let down, is there not? No matter how awesome it goes, it's over, ya know?
And there are always, always, always things you would have done differently.
On the other side of that coin, there are always surprises that you could never have anticipated.
It will take me a couple of weeks to figure out what I learned from this experience and where I want to take it next.
Tomorrow I will post some photos from Cleveland and write about some of those wonderful surprises.
For now, I'm taking my pumpkin spice latte to go and play with my cat.
This Chick needs some serious rest.
(Photo & Text Copyright: Christine C. Reed, blisschick.net, 2009)