Day 13: Just Sittin’

That’s it, that’s what I’m doing right now. I’m staying at my brother’s for a couple days and when I got home from work I changed into sweats, pulled up a chair and plunked down on the front porch facing the Yuba River. My brother and Cousin Ashley are raking walnuts in the orchard, iPod playing in the outdoor speakers, a light breeze in the air. Sublime.

When was the last time you just sat still? My parents ended almost every day (at least when the weather was good) just sitting on the front porch, looking out on to the yard, maybe enjoying a cup of coffee or a little pre dinner snack.

There is something to be said for just sittin’. Im aware of the birdies, the frog creaking under the porch and the scent of the newly dug flowerbed. My brain is recharging moment by moment and I’ve already forgotten what I was so stressed out about when I left the office.

I really should go help rake walnuts. Hmmm…