Going On Retreat

There’s nothing like going on retreat, and that’s what I’ll be doing this coming week. I expect to do a lot of walking, writing, reading, drawing, and contemplating.  It will be a quiet time.  A time to get up early to watch the sun rise or to sleep late because I couldn’t put that book down last night until I’d finished it.   It will be a time for listening to the ocean as it tosses itself against the shore and watching migrating water fowl make their way south.  I’ll look for messages washed up on the beach that might send me off in new directions, as my feet relax into the sand and the sun bathes me in its intensity.

For the next week things will probably be silent on this end.  I hope you have a pleasant week and will enjoy the last days of summer.

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8 Responses to Going On Retreat

  1. cindy moneta says:

    How wonderful for you Joan….
    Deep Peace
    of the running wave to you
    Deep Peace
    of the flowing air to you
    Deep Peace
    of the quiet earth to you
    Deep Peace
    of the shining stars to you
    Deep Peace
    of the gentle night to you,
    moon and stars
    pour their healing light on you
    Deep Peace to you
    peace insideout

  2. Brenda Neil says:

    May you have a pleasant retreat! xoxo

  3. jzrart says:

    Thank you, Brenda!!

  4. Becca says:

    I’m sitting here in my chair, unable to sleep and reading blogs late at night, imagining you falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and the promise of sharing your morning coffee with the gulls and the waves. I’m envious…

    May you be renewed by this time away 🙂

    • jzrart says:

      Oh, Becca, I hope you get some rest today! It is wonderful here and I’m finding it hard to do anything I said I was going to do except walking on the beach. We all need time I to renew ourselves by simply resting in a place like this. I hope you will have a chance to renew as well.

  5. Clara says:

    Hello, Joan. It seems as if just around the time you left Asheville, my life started taking on a life of its own. It’s time to create some space for myself. How I’ll do it is a larger issue, but your retreat has me thinking about it. It sounds like a blessed and marvelous choice. Enjoy your week.

  6. jzrart says:

    I was wondering about you! Hope all is going well! The week was wonderful and much needed. I just got back home today and feel like a new person!! We’ll be back down your way at Christmas time!!

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