Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Be the Penguin

I am this penguin right now. Disoriented, wanting to escape from everything around me. Just head for the mountains and never look back......
One difference, there are some folks I would like to take along for the journey:)

My blog friend Suzan had a great post today at Oldgreymare, I think we all need to jump in the pool with her. I would imagine everyone that reads here can probably agree with her feelings. What are we going to do, this place is a mess!


Lori Buff said...

Right now I can totally relate. Maybe a trip to the mountains is in order. I just read about "Forest Baths" in Japan where people are told to take a walk through the woods to help relieve stress. Brilliant.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

well that was perfect for me. I watched..cried..watched again and cried harder and longer. One of those good cathartic cries of burning eyes and snot and I do feel better.
You are a good friend - just what I needed right this moment. I envy your mountains..Search for your land and take the leap before life intervenes <3
much love

Tracey Broome said...

Lori, I heard about the forest walk too, just perfect medicine, right?!
Suzan, Wesley cries every time she watches this, but I cheer for his spirit to just say screw this, I'm going to the mountains! If you get a chance watch the documentary, its really good. Yes, land, still looking and dreaming....soon.....

Vicki said...

Tears at this video.
I so know how you feel. "Head for the hills", as we say here - you guys have proper mountains!
The poor penguin echoes my (often) disoriented, inner thoughts and hopelessness.
And, I too have felt the need to "whack it off"... and have done so, more than once in my 51 years.

Reading about forest walks had me shuddering in memory of the mysterious Aokigahara Suicide Forest, at the base of Mount Fuji, in Japan. Incredibly sad and unsettling.

Michèle Hastings said...

Is it the barometric pressure that's off or what? I am sure feeling like the penguin these days.

Laura Smith said...

Maybe it is the weather. I have been sensing this sort of melancholy trying to take over my thoughts. I am having this odd feeling, something similar to how I imagine it feels when they say people who lose a limb, can still feel their missing limb. I have been feeling like my children are still home and young, although they are young adults and not at home. I have these urges to gather everyone up and go out on the boat in the lake, although we no longer own the boat, and we've moved from the lake. In my sanity I know my life is here, with my husband, alone. But my mind keeps playing this trick on me, wanting something from the past, as if it were the present. I sit in the yard quietly with half an expectation that the past could come to be, and then I wake up to the moment and take a deep breath, and know it is only a memory. My heart aches for the company of my children. It is a feeling of homesickness, but I am at home. I smile at my husband who goes about the day not knowing I feel this way. I'm grateful to have his company and his love. Trying to stay focused in the present, I bow to my memories for the love that I feel from the longing for an earlier time, but I reach for the sanity that is now, and take that love and share just that with my husband. Laura

Tracey Broome said...

Vicki, funy you brought up the suicide forest, Wesley described it as well when she watched this video. I guess I am the eternal optimist, I have high hopes for that little guy :)
Michele, something is up, everyone I talk to feels this way. WHAT are we going to do!?!?!?!
Laura, thanks so much for sharing this. I have very similar feelings. We have been watching old videos from Wesley's childhood and I miss that little girl so much. I love who she has become but I long for those innocent days of her youth.... I know that homesick feeling, I have it too. Ugh, us poor moms