At home last night after work and after Rob and I had met for a delicious Chinese dinner, I fell asleep in the chair while the TV was on. When I woke up, the movie A Summer Place was on. It was interesting enough and I was tired enough that I stayed in the chair and watched the rest of the movie. Also, the music, that beautiful luring melody, kept me rooted.
Our nights are cooling off enough that some undergrowth and leaves are starting to change colour. This morning I sat outside for a while but felt almost chilly in the breeze although the sun warmed my skin. I watched my cats, Kaden and Spook, warily interact with each other in the sunshine. Then between them on the back deck I saw the shadow of a hovering humming bird. I looked up in time to catch a glimpse of it before it flew away. Is that how quickly summer came and went this year? It feels like it. I've closed some windows in the house and have put on a light cardigan for the first time this summer.
Autumn invigorates me. The slight chill in the air energises me. But I'm not ready to fully say goodbye to summer yet. I'm sure we'll have many more days of heat and sunshine but until then I wanted to record a taste of summer and create my own summer place to return to on a cold winter's night.
In other news, I'm amazed at how my subconscious talked to me during a dream the other night. I was struggling with a personal issue, questioning whether I should follow a gut instinct if it means possibly limiting someone else's opportunity. This is my dream. See what you make of it.
I picked up a bunch of strangers in my car. One of them was actually driving my car while I sat in the back seat. Lol. The group wanted to go right across to the other side of town so that's where we were headed. But I needed to pick up Rob's car from a garage on this side of town. Finally, I asked them to drop me off when we were midway between the sides. They reluctantly did (with a lot of complaining) then drove off without me. I had a long walk back to find the garage and even though I congratulated myself on speaking up and asking them to drop me off, I realised I was now lost and wandering through stores and warehouses trying to find the right street for the garage. In my dream, I became aware that I could have asked the group (in MY car!) to drive me around until we found the garage or I could have simply maintained control of my own car and kept my life much simpler. Before I woke up, I did spot Rob's car through a store window and was heading towards it. Wow! The subconscious mind, eh?
Wishing you a day of being aligned with yourself and able to celebrate the season you're in.
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.