I'm told my head is often in the clouds...
This is usually 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 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.
My quest for balance is ongoing....
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, indeed, blessed.
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 my head in the clouds, don't be overly concerned.
Give me just a moment to dream, if you will.
I'll come back refreshed, recharged and ready to take on the busy world once more.
I promise it will be worth the wait...
The photos above were taken on a 2010 trip to Mesa Verde in Colorado.
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