day 320: particles

orange butterflies
purple fish
blue soccer balls
brown pencils

All colored for a math activity with my students tomorrow.  I colored while I sat in my living room visiting with a good friend about taking teaching moments with my family.  We talked about the no-family-routines problem in the summers.  We lamented our own personal failures, but laughed at our weaknesses.  It felt good.  To be real and honest.

Sheets of honesty raining down as I don't have the energy, or inclination, to hold anything back.  It makes me wonder about my life when I am not so spread around.  When I don't leave part of myself in my car, part in the classroom, part on my pillow.  I have become so used to being all over the place.  I leave my little trace.  My particles.


Robin | July 7, 2010 at 12:08 AM

I'll bet that felt great. A little cathartic. A little therapeutic.

And you've got great particles. It's nice to share.

gigi | July 7, 2010 at 5:34 AM

Don't you think we all feel that way sometimes :)
Have a blessed day today.

CiCi | July 7, 2010 at 7:16 AM

I personally don't like to be that busy. I did it so many years raising three children. It is nice to read that you are having a little breathing room right now.

Connie | July 7, 2010 at 7:33 AM

Just a few more weeks until a little more breathing room. But then it starts up again!
Sounds like you're being creative in your coloring!

Momza | July 7, 2010 at 8:22 AM

I feel that way sometimes too--only the other way around--
spread too thin over too many areas in life.
I enjoy the times when I have all of me in one place.

Kristina P. | July 7, 2010 at 8:43 AM

I love your last line. My particles. Beautiful.

Barbaloot | July 7, 2010 at 9:38 AM

I wonder about all the places we have particles..Where have I left pieces of myself?

Kimberly Vanderhorst | July 7, 2010 at 9:59 AM

That sort of honesty is a gift we give ourselves, I think. Beauteous.

mermaid gallery | July 7, 2010 at 7:11 PM

a good visit with a real friend is a wonderfully therapeutic thing....we all need a little light understanding mixed with humour and friendship....makes the world of difference....

wendy | July 7, 2010 at 9:09 PM

I think we all feel pretty thinly spread changes though through time as the kids grow, and if your not working as myself.
Life can be pretty peaceful
But I think I have a few loose particles flying around somewhere --at least that is what people tell me, that I am not all there. (tee,hee)

Melanie Jacobson | July 8, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Oh, my gosh. I love you.

Mrs4444 | July 9, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Living in truth is so much easier than the alternative. It leaves me feeling complete.

Dedee | July 12, 2010 at 7:07 AM

You, my friend, are brilliant.

Yes, I feel that way today. And will all week.