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November 03, 2005

meditation mama-style

Life can sometimes be all-consuming in it's hectic pace. And then sometimes not. Today I found myself in the grassy field across the street from our house with the girls all playing happily at their works. Georgia and Maya in the sand from the baseball diamond, and Teresa checking out the grass on her toes, and I realized that my attention was not needed by anyone for that moment. And the weather was gorgeous, by the way. So I just lay down right where I was and was totally relaxed and in the moment looking at the very blue sky and the jet flying by way up high, birds and bright yellow leaves swirling through my field of vision. It was delightful. The sun was warm on my shoulder and the grss was soft underneath me. It felt like a big hug from the earth. The peace lasted about ten seconds. Then I had to break up a fight and keep Teresa from eating the grass, and then the kids wanted to go back inside. So that was it. But what a wonderful ten seconds. Really.

Posted by Bahiyyih at November 3, 2005 10:57 PM

I've had a few rare but wonderful moments in my classroom when I've felt just like this. Of course, I wasn't lying in the grass, looking at the clouds. Instead, I was just looking out over my students who, unlike usual, were all working dilligently together, collaborating just as I had planned. And best of all, they didn't need me!! Like I said, these moments are rare, but when they come, oh man, oh man.

I always love reading your blog, Bahiyyih!

Posted by: Mz. Smlph at November 4, 2005 04:31 PM

Ah-h-h to the most gorgeous school pictures ever. And Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h to the ten seconds of peace.

And just in case your readers want to know, if Bahiyyih and Teresa had been born at the same time, they would be identical twins. The resemblance is immense. And then there's Georgia who looks a lot like her mom did at the same age. The amazing Maya must have some Billy Beecher in there. I'm sure everyone will morph as time goes on. What a process, these cycles of life.

Love forever,


Posted by: Nana at November 8, 2005 12:42 AM