Monday, June 29, 2009


i thank you god
for most this
amazing day; for
the leaping greenly
spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;
and for everything
which is natural
which is infinite
which is yes

~ e e cummings

And I am thankful for this day. This day of YES. Yes to Sloane spending a week with cousins, even though I'll miss her like mad. Yes to Jeffrey having a fishing/camping trip with his Dad, brother, nephew, and uncle. Yes to a week on my own, even though right now it makes me sad. Yes to taking time to create. Yes to finally finishing up three major projects. Yes to this blue true dream of sky. Yes to every amazing day I'm given.


Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Yay! Enjoy your time to yourself! Just when you start to get used to it, they'll be back! Wishing you much creativity! And that your muse reorganized her schedule to coincide with your newfound freedom.
Happy playing!

spudballoo said...

Oooh a week alone. I'm soooooo jealous. Can't wait to see whatever projects you are going to finish up!

Enjoy your peaceful x

PS word veri...'wines', so apt!

Jessica said...

A quiet will be different for sure but I'm sure you'll fall into a wonderful routine that will involve lots of hugs and kisses when Jeffery and Sloane return!

beth said...

yes to being alone...

seriously...your spirit will grow like you can't imagine with the alone time you'll have and it will fly by and secretly you might even wish you had a little bit more..

enjoy the quiet and the alone meals and the emotional space that is only yours !!

Gigi said...

What a great post! Hooray for the creative spirit and for finishing up projects! I love that you used this e e cummings quote--he's one of my all-time favorites.

Joanne said...

Yes! What a perfectly positive post, a pleasure to read. This is the kind of writing that leaves us uplifted. Enjoy your week!

Patti said...

Yes- to having found you last summer and to a year of a glimpse into your uplifting, positive, insightful soul! Enjoy your week and relish the time alone~ it really is a "gift"

Char said...

oh...I so understand. saying yes some times is so very hard but is still such a loving gift.

elk said...


Meri said...

Just think - a week of being able to do whatever you want, of being selfish with no one to judge. Exploring you again. How divine!

spread your wings said...

savor this time alone. say yes to all of those things you've been wanting to do but had other obligations. don't be sad – enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your alone time sweet Relyn. Embrace your YOU time and find great peace within it. Let us know how you make out okay?

Wanda said...

Love this poem. It spoke to something deep inside me today. Thanks.

And enjoy your time alone.

Christina said...

A beautiful time, you will have! I love, e e cummings.

Cam said...

Oh muh goodness, Relyn!!

I LOVE this quote! LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it!

I have to get this down on canvas and be able to marinate in this wisdom every day!

Thank you for sharing, and when I am done, I will share an image of it with you!

smith kaich jones said...

What Cam said. This is a beautiful, beautiful quote & where have I been that I have never heard it? But never mind - I have you to fill in the gaps. :) I live alone - I cannot imagine how it must feel to live with others & then have a week to oneself. it must feel wonderful & weird at the same time. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

:) Debi

tangobaby said...

Enjoy your time! Because you'll be having lots more Yes out here, too, soon!

Jeanne said...

Love you
Rabbit Rabbit♥

Marilyn Miller said...

YES! and Amen!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Yes to a great restful time to you! It is sad sometimes to be alone, but it is also good for the soul and rejuvenation! Enjoy!

bermudabluez said...

Fabulous post!!! YES!! Happy Creativity!!

maddie said...

y e s!

leaping with joy with gratitude
with love


(a week of one's own is pure
magic and brimming over with

Southern Drawl said...

I'm sorry...but I'm soooo jealous!!!!

Suvarna said...

I do love this quote so!
Hope you can enjoy your week of solitude.

dulcy said...

I'm thankful for our friendship. I think that now that I'm retired I feel less pressure and more time to nurture friendships and other aspects of my life. Can't wait to hear about your summer adventure!


Ragamuffin Gal said...

I only regret I can't be a part of your week ~ I would have loved to have another play date in the studio. Maybe we can squeeze one more in...

I am so happy for you to have some time to yourself. Can't wait to hear how you spent it! Blessings and Love,


Patti said...

Hope your week was peaceful and fun! Happy 4th of July!

Maithri said...

How I've missed your love kissed words my friend,

Here's to you,
To true dreams of sky

and the infinite yes,

Holding you in the light,


robin bird said...

when i am here on my own i often feel a mix of "i miss you already" and "oh! i get to do everything the way i want to!" i look forward to hearing about those three projects you are wrapping up :) i will close my eyes for a full minute after writing this and think on that big, huge, simple word YES.
here i go....

SE'LAH... said...

Hope you had a great week alone. I can't imagine that long without my baby (yet). Let's just say some of us may have a little separation anxiety. :)

Love ya!

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