I think I am like most folks, lately, in that I am living on a seesaw. I alternate between reading every word of the news, needing to understand and make sense of the politics, economics, and natural disasters, and just needing to NOT. To NOT read. To NOT analyze.
My walks are a good time to NOT. Instead of analyzing, I notice. I photograph. I appreciate. It gives my brain a short focus lens that is very restful.
It is just past sunflower season, as I’ve talked about before. But the dahlias are getting taller than my head.
The nasturtiums are playing nicely with all the other flowers.
And the onions, like me, are dancing beautifully while going to seed.
I know I am a grownup, and I need to Pay Attention to the world. But I can’t let it suck me down. Flowers help put me back in balance.