Habit: Reflective Friday

Inspiration for today taken from habit.

A picture, a few words, a little mystery, that somehow form a visual journal of my previous week.

Have a great weekend, friends.
She told me it’s seeing what is. Right here. Right now.
It is still my favorite field to walk.
IMG_5726I could not wait for this day to end.
We looked at the moon, watched the tractor go ’round and talked about what we ate for supper.
Everyone says he does everything right. I don’t know if that makes a difference or not.

7 thoughts on “Habit: Reflective Friday

  1. What a lovely photo of you in slot 1 (:

    You know how when you posted your farm house I was excited that it was Exactly how I had imagined in my mind?

    Well, I literally zoomed in on your name tag and saw, yes, it says “Sheila” — because I realized in that moment I was certain you were 5’9″. Why is that? Certain. Isn’t that funny. Well, maybe Tom is 7’1″? And see, I imagined him shorter (;

    • Remember the shot of the 4″ heels from last week?? Well that is how this 5’3″ girl looks taller than she is. Tom is 5’11” (without heels ;)).

      The photo is from a party last week celebrating 10 years of Tom and Jim (he’s the other guy) being in business together.

        • Stop arguing!! Picture me tall and thin and naturally blonde . . . and don’t stop there . . . octo-lingual, yogic master, Cordon Bleu trained . . . oh, and don’t forget all that ninja training!!


          I needed that laugh this morning after a long night with Jude’s drippy nose. At 4:30am he said, “Mom, don’t you have any magic?” Regrettably – for both of us – I did not.

          Good luck with the water heater today.

  2. I love these photos. And may I just say that you are adorable? Not a height thing at all, you just seem like you, if that makes any sense. And the “seeing what is,” reminded me of what one of my spiritual mentors said to me during the most difficult period of my life (thus far:) which was “stand in what is.” I loved/hated that so much. So hard to run away if you are standing still. And hard to look away if you are eye to eye with whatever it happens to be. Thanks, as always, for the great photos and thoughts.

    • Well the back story to that photo is that when I saw it I couldn’t help but think it was incomplete – because Jim’s partner passed away a year and a half ago. I was so focused on what/who was missing. Then I decided to see it as empty space waiting to be filled. (4s love to focus on the past or on the future.) I brought all this up to my spiritual director on Tuesday and she asked me to see it as neither: not lacking nor waiting – but just to see what is right now. Which unfortunately is a painful reality. Paul is not there; Jim’s smile doesn’t reach his eyes and that is where we all stand right now. Today would have been their 10th anniversary – same as the business. Bittersweet, for sure.

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