lightening the load

It’s a new month and a new theme. I was going to say that the theme would be “getting rid of stuff,” but to stay with the idea of accentuating the positive, I will focus, instead, on letting go, lightening the load, becoming free of attachments. I did a pilgrimage in Spain in April and every item that went into my backpack was essential to the journey. Many items I once considered necessary were left behind. A pilgrimage is like a little slice of life where lessons learned along the way are really life lessons. They apply to my everyday walk. If I can just let go of the things that are slowing me down and impeding my progress, my journey will be much more enjoyable. So, here we go. I’m going to lighten my load this month.

Lost Lake, Alaska

Lost Lake, Alaska

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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2 Responses to lightening the load

  1. A. Nevaldine says:

    Gorgeous picture of Lost Lake.



  2. Heather Rautio says:

    Amen! and Amen! … and a beautiful pic!


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