Sunday, a day of rest, but it seems that the only thing I have rested from is the need to control what I do and where I go. The day was planned out for me. It was exhausting and yet peaceful. There is something to be said for following schedules. It eliminates the need to wrestle with decisions.
The grapes are all in. Let it snow or rain or blow. Let the birds fly and eat what they will. The grapes are safely in barrels, crushed and fermenting. It’s a great feeling. I can finally get to what I intended to start at the beginning of October: lighten my load and get rid of “stuff.” It feels so good to de-clutter.
misty morning on Sucia
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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