It was a Sunday afternoon and I needed some quiet time in nature. The best and closest place I could find was a school playground. I gave in to the shade of a tree, sat down and closed my eyes. Only a block away traffic roared and all around me people were busy with Sunday yard work.
I couldn’t see more than ten feet in front of me. The snow was coming down in large beautiful flakes. My sight was becoming more and more limited with each mile and I couldn’t feel the road beneath us.
Today I went outside to see what was happening with the ducks here at our neighborhood pond. Looking for a sign of what is really going on in my life behind the scenes, I came around the corner anxious to see what the ducks were up to today.
I didn’t think I left much of an impression. I didn’t believe my presence had made any difference at all. My three daughters and I were on our way back to Florida from Kansas via Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina.
When I was a little girl walking home from school, I used to play a game with the Universe. No one else was around, just me and the Powers that Be, so I would use my imagination to decide what kind of car was going to come around the corner next.
I used to carry around this unopened bottle of Rescue Remedy, the flower essence for stress. Every time I moved, from one side of the country to the other, I would unpack it from a box and put it on a shelf in the medicine cabinet.