BEWLEYBOOKS: Blessed with time to dream
Updated: May 27
I've been blessed with time to ponder...
The sun is sparkling on a beautiful Spring day here. After the recent rain and chill wind, it's wonderful to feel that natrual warmth prickle my skin.
The delicate blossom of the cherry trees are beginning to pretty-up the area where I'm parked, and the rosy pinkness breaks the monotonous days I'm stuck on the drive. They remind me that life is just beginning. All is not lost.
While sat in the van, a cup of coffee is the first thing I reach for and, as I drink it wrapped in my duvet, and stare through the darkened window to the outside world, I see an awful lot going on.
Thankfully, this gives me something to write about
Though the enforced down-time has severely restricted my travel plans, it has blessed me with a perfect opportunity to assess my business and why I operate it the way that I do.
This time last year, I was over-awed when I bought the camper I'm now seemingly trapped in. And, even though I'm unable to go anywhere because of the travel restrictions that have been enforced, I'm so glad I indulged the urge inside me to get one.
This van has, oddly enough, become familiar and fascinating. When I open the door to step inside, that warm feeling of being 'at home' takes hold of my heart and pulls the strings.
I know, I have experienced some scary episodes over the past few weeks. Initially, I wondered how on earth I would survive the threats of burning it down with me inside and hard knocks on the door at 3am. But, I took a grip of myself. I told myself, they're only fearful of what they don't know. And people behave oddly when they are frightened and have something unknown shoved onto their doorstep.
A blessing, from a friend, enabled me to park in a safer place - where I could experience the peace and quiet of normal suburban life.
I could begin again, secure in the knowledge that no one would approach me, nor fear my presence within the confines of my Big Blue Beast.
Besides, the view from my window is perfect. Nature's garden is alive with life. As humanity locks down as though in hibernation, Mother Nature takes the opportunity to present herself - as she always does - and this time, people have the time to notice her.
My personal writing business has five or six orders, waiting for me to get to work on them.
Surprisingly, the lock-down hasn't affected my ability to work.
It has merely presented new challenges.
Peering through the darkened window, safely cocooned in the warmth of my camper, it doesn't feel much of a challenge now. My feathred friends dart around, black birds pull at the ground, sparrows peck at the dew hanging from blades of grass and blue tits flit among the twigs and flowers.
My impact on the world is minimal just now
It is peaceful perfection. Granted, I have to think about the fuel that my camper uses to get me from place to place, but I have been allowed a little time to alter that.
Just watching the birds and the blossom from my window this morning has spurred me on, has given me hope and has inspired me to keep creating, keep on spreading the message of aspiration to better life in all of its forms.
In the end, everything works for the best.
All the best,
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Kaye is a freelance publisher, author and certified psychotherapist with over three decades of experience. She is also a writer for various blogs about writing, publishing, travelling and health care.
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