Sunday, August 8, 2010

Head In The Clouds

I'm told my head is often in the clouds.
Usually, this is said in a fond way...but on occasion, it is clearly meant to bring me down to earth when I'm off in my own world of imagination. I do know the real world must be dealt with. Jobs, children, laundry...all must be addressed with a sense of responsibility and attention to detail. If pressed, I can truthfully lay claim to being conscientious in my roles of wife, mother and working woman.

But it's also true that I'm fanciful, forgetful and easily distracted. I spend an inordinate amount of time gazing at clouds or lost in books...and I truly believe that daydreaming is essential to the soul.
Balancing the dreamer in me with the competent adult has its challenges and I struggle to take care of both.
I will happily
continue to nurture my family and pull my weight in the world. I am loved, needed and appreciated in what I do. My life is a good one.

But I cannot..will not..neglect the free spirit who still becomes breathless at the sight of snow, and gets absurdly lost in thought, even in the midst of crowds.

I need her too much..need her wonder and optimism, her childlike ability to get up again when she falls and continue on anticipating the best. She is the balance in my life.

So if you catch me with that faraway look in my eyes, don't be overly concerned.
Give me a moment to dream, if you will..just a moment. I'll come back refreshed, recharged and ready to take on the busy world once more.
I promise it will be worth the wait...

All photos above are of the big skies of Africa.
I'm linking this post to
Stop by for a visit and a view of skies from all over the world!


iltaka said...

Very nice and interesting blog!

Netty said...

Fab pictures......and dreaming is good, essential for the soul. Annette x

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine a world without dreams. I wouldn't be where I am today without them. So I'm glad that you too take time to float away to the place that brings you joy, because when you return, you have direction and joy and love to share.
It was well worth the wait for you to return - your photographs and words are uplifting, Lynette!

Parsley said...

Just stopping in to say hello to a Sorority sister! Have a wonderful week!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!! This is a breath-taking post. I love love LOVE the beautiful sky photos of course....they are marvellous....and I also love the poetic narrative that runs alongside the photos. A marvellously inspired post. Thank you so much ! What a way to start the day - inspired by the sweeping blue skies of Africa and a dreamer's soliloquy:) Beautiful!

Lynn Richards said...

Gorgeous pictures, my friend. They are breath-taking. And thank you for the reminder to love the creative, not-so-responsible-side of ourselves!!

The Littlest Thistle said...

Ahh, love the big skies of Africa, and the big skies of the Canadian prairies

Olive Cooper said...

Beautiful images dear one. Kindred spirits we are as you said. I live in my head all the time. I make a true effort to listen to my family because I am off somewhere else far away....