Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Things a changing

Arriving home always feels so good. No matter how good the time away is, I always love the approach of home turning in the drive, the click of the engine shutting down after mile after mile of road. It was a good road trip. Traveling from the desert to the mountains, discovering that our favorite mountain camp ground was buried beneath many feet of snow. Rocks are some of my favorite of natures many wonders and they are in abundance in Alabama Hills a place we stopped and spent a night during our little adventure. Sitting in the doorway of my trailer beautiful view before me, coffee in hand I thought much about my life and my luck. I've been shaken with my friend loosing her job, it could have so easily been me. I don't listen or watch the news because I don't like to hear all the depressing things that go on in the world. This past week, depressing things entered my world that I had no control of. It has been hard to find the way back to the protected world I've built for myself. Maybe this is the world telling me it is time to grow again and allow some painful things to enter. I'm not sure I just know that things they are a changing.


  1. Oh, Lorrie, your photos are just stunning and make me so homesick for the West! I miss that stark beauty - here everything is lush, sometimes a bit too much so for me...

    As to the changes you feel coming, I try to remind myself that things are always changing. It's the times that things seem to remain the same that are the illusion.

    And if you find that you have to allow some painful things back in your life, I hope that you'll allow this blogging community to support you!

    Much love to you! Silke

  2. I've found that the only way to heal from pain is to allow myself to feel it, then I can let go of it, then I focus on other things... things that feel good and right and true...

    I try very hard not to yield to negativity, that doesn't mean that I don't allow myself to feel the pain. It just means that I allow myself to focus on the getting over it.

    Good luck...

  3. what you need is Focus...that's what my post on CONVERSATIONAL CARMELINA (my other blog) is all about today...come by and have yourself a read...

    all the same, I don't like to listen to the news either...I find that I shed way too many tears over all the goings on around the world...sometimes it's just too much to take!

    ciao bella
    welcome home!

    creative carmelina

  4. Lorrie, change is always a chance to grow. Sometimes we are too comfortable in a rut or too afraid of the change and then life will make the changes necessary for us. Even if they are unwelcome. They are part of the journey.
    Sending hugs!!

  5. i cannot imagine why someone would name such a starkly beautiful place like that Alabama Hills...i grew up in alabama, and believe me, it looks nothing like this beautiful place.
    it seems to have been a rough stretch for so many of us, of late. i've not lost my job, but loss comes in other ways as well. it is good for us to stay in touch with one another, to offer words of love and understanding. i love you, sweet friend. xo

  6. Your pictures are beautiful and I LOVE your little trailer! How fun to have a little home that you can pull from place to place. We all seem to be going thru a period of loss and change. Mine not so much of loss but of change. It is sometimes difficult to just sit with it and know that this to shall pass and we will be fine. Blessings to you my dear.

  7. when life starts widening the cracks, I try to remember the leonard cohen song anthem, with the chorus that goes...

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That's how the light gets in.