Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Winds of the Soul

Ever notice how the wind can make the day? It comes from many directions, blowing with it an atmosphere and climate that make or break what happens that day. It may be warm, it may chill you to the bone.

Winds seem to move through my life. Some are moods, some are directions the Lord is taking me in, some are inspirations some are funky swings. The winds blow and they change. Especially the eccentric over thinker like me. Sometimes I feel like just riding on them and going with the flow.

I have a feeling you all may be going "huh?" right now. Oh, well, maybe this is not your wind but mine.

Two winds have been blowing in my life this week. You may have noticed I changed my photo to a potter picture. The reason for that is the deep imagery of what it means to me. I want to learn more about what it means to be clay in the hands of the potter. To be supple (humble), still, moldable, and remembering I am mere clay. So, when I saw that pottery being made, I saw myself. It is there to remind me of that every time I come here to write or go to others to post comment.

The other wind is far less spiritual. I have been on a Johnny Cash kick. The kids and I have been listening to it a lot while doing chores and stuff. It reminds me of my dad because he liked this style of music and even played the guitar and banjo. I find myself longing for a simple life more and more. Warm evenings with ice tea on the porch or contentment in wearin' my apron and puttering in the kitchen. The simple joy of good friends, playing kidlets, and everyday chatter. Perhaps the over thinker in me is longing for a vacation. If gas was not so expensive I'd hop in the car and get lost on some far country road.

8 comments:

tricia w. said...

Did I tell you that the night John took me to listen to his friends band that the first performer did Johnny Cash songs? He was pretty good. I was quite surprised to hear Johnny Cash playing when I came to your blog. I happen to like Johnny Cash. I think it reminds me of my childhood (the 70's) and my family listened to country.

I am sipping on ice tea and listening to the kids play right now, as the cool spring breeze comes into my house. Want to join me in a glass? I do enjoy spring.

Alicia said...

:( I wish I could.... i'll go make some of my own...
you know, the breeze today got me thinkin and that's when i realized how different the breezes can be. It's a blessing and a curse this noticing and thinking thing....
I know, I'm shocked too! I use to poo,poo this music. Am I getting old Trish?
(say, no....now!):)LOL

Amy B said...

oh, I wish I could get in that car with you... I've been yearning for the same thing - open roads full of nothing but trees and the sun setting. I love that life and so wish I could give it to my kids... sigh...

Alicia said...

amy,
i think it can be found still, in moments. we are just in such a fast pase competitive world.
heaven....it will be this feeling our hearts were made to desire! sweet fellowship, chatting in perfect unity, laughter, warm breezes, ocean sunsets,something in us desires all this above riches.
you bring the gas...i'll bring the car.:) your gas is cheaper...LOL

nana said...

alicia is teaching me (her mother) how to post comments on her blog

Alicia said...

yeah mommy.... you can do it now! :) i expect many deep reflections regularly now...:) just kidding. XXO

Zimms Zoo said...

woo hoo Johnny Cash. I really like the movie Walk the Line and so does the zookeeper's grandma. So we do Johnny Cash a lot. The kids love Ring of Fire.

I love the new look too!

Alicia said...

Christy,
how funny...that is the one my kids ask for over and over. what is it with that song?!