Sydney Lifestyle Photographer - Into something better at the beach
Sleeping In The Forest by Mary Oliver
I thought the earth remembered me,
She took me back so tenderly
Arranging her skirts
Her pockets full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before
A stone on the riverbed,
Nothing between me and the white fire of the stars,
But my thoughts.
And they floated light as moths
Among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
Breathing around me.
The insects and the birds
Who do their work in darkness.
All night I rose and fell,
As if water, grappling with luminous doom.
By morning I had vanished at least a dozen times
Into something better.
We as a group of artist mothers from all over the world are making it our priority to turn off the tv/video games so that we can give our children the sacred experience to connect with the fast disappearing natural world. We will freelens our adventures into the wild and share them through this monthly project. The goal of this collaborative is to journey “Into Something Better”
I woke up feeling flat and emotionally heavy. I don't why. I have been working hard my on mental health and finding calm in the chaos. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, our body has a different idea. I knew that I needed to get out the house. I needed fresh air and the beach.
I find the beach calming. I love to walk and let all thoughts float away with the breeze. I love long conversations with my children, as we explore. I am not much of a swimmer and particularly at the moment as the water is still freezing. But I know the beach will always improve my mood "into something better". It so did!
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