Thoughts on the vacation that was
Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. Winnie The Pooh
Back to work Monday, and I’m ready.
I spent one week doing as little as possible.
I read, slept, got some exercise, watched some movies, and just took time to breathe.
I did get to a SIFF screening of Bunker, spending quality time with my family.
And on Wednesday, I got on a local bus to travel to Trader Joe’s, to pick up some kale and trail mix, and found myself on the outskirts of a local tragedy. I was never in danger, but saw my community responding to multiple shootings, and a gunman on the run (in the neighborhood I was traveling to). I did my shopping, then caught a taxi home, shaken by the violence. I spent the rest of Wednesday watching the local news, and with relief watched when the gunman was cornered about 4:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The gunman shot himself, and died a few hours later at Harborview Hospital. Five people died Wednesday, and one man is recovering from his gunshot wounds. If you are taking the time to read this post, I ask that you take a few moments to pray for the families of the gunman, his victims, and the lone survivor of the attacks.
Anyway, I just wanted to share with all of you how renewed and peaceful I feel right now, as I prepare to go back to work Monday. I took the time to stop, breathe, and listen to all the things I can’t hear, just like Winnie the Pooh recommends.
May you all take the time to do the same.