I’ve become a little soft thing over the past few weeks. The last time I checked in to Inspiraculum, I was in the middle of my Yuletide hibernation. Then in mid January I came down with a very persistent version of the flu. I haven’t felt like doing much of anything and stayed in for much of the last month.
I did gently re-organize my studio. No major changes, but I bought some new task lamps and shifted things around for more work surfaces and more efficient storage.
I also brought harmony to my threads, paper, art supplies, buttons and beads, which was most satisfying. Not only the results, but I often found the process very meditative and relaxing.
Last night I returned to my Pilates class for the first time since December. My instructor Candice has a lovely voice and interesting turns of phrase. We are asked to be like ‘little clams’ or ‘a bird spreading it’s wings’. We also use a ‘little soft thing’ to rest our heads upon. I used my fleece jacket in the first few sessions, then went out and bought a small cushion once I knew that I would be continuing the class.
I made a cover for it on Sunday night. I love birds and used some fabric that I had left over from making a clothes peg bag .
It feels good to be returning to the outside world once again. On Sunday morning Steve and I went for a walk. I felt the softening of Winter’s hold and the first balmy hints of Springtime.
Of course this is the time when the earth quickens with life.
There has been a lot stirring and coming to life deep within. I am certainly looking forward to new growth and all that this year will bring.