We often talk of letting go but not so much of welcoming back. This thought struck me as I picked up flowers this morning to leave at Dad's house for him and his fiancee Sandy when they returned today from a 3 month stay in Florida.
I see life as a spiral, an ascending (hopefully although not always) staircase in a way so we are often encountering what we have encountered before. Not necessarily the deep stuff, although it can be that ie welcoming back a lost part of yourself, but even simple things--welcoming someone back from a trip or an absence of some sort, welcoming back a change of seasons, welcoming back a forgotten practice, welcoming back a previously lost item...
Today I'm welcoming back Dad and Sandy, yes, but also:
sunshine and warmer days
a delicious tea I had forgotten about
the kindness of a shop clerk (she alerted me to the fact that the first bunch of roses I chose were rotting so I could exchange them)
self care in the form of a long sleep in between midnight shifts and by choosing to bring home, for myself, a rosebud that fell off as I was arranging the flowers.
What are you welcoming back today? Whatever it is,
these flowers are for you.
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.