Thursday, September 20, 2007


Once again,the seasons are changing.

Mother Nature, up here in the Northern Hemisphere, is a tad schizophrenic at the moment.

One minute, she's shaking her booty, stamping her feet, rattling her bones and generally making a bit of a song and dance about the whole process and the next, she's billing and cooing and lulling us all with her gentle humming and sensuous dance. I suspect, like most of us old broads, she doesn't do change and upheaval in a ladylike manner.

Me neither.

For as long as I can remember, September and March are the times of the year when I can be depended on to be totally out of synch with the rest of the planet. Some might argue that this phenomenon is not confined to these 2 months. I don't listen to them.

Another symptom.

At the moment, Mother Nature is rattling my spirit.

Most of the time, when I indulge myself in Nature's embrace, I am richly rewarded.

But these days, the trees are growling at me, the, normally, gentle lapping waters are maelstroms of confusion, the murky, grey skies are ominously threatening, even the birds and animals are wary of me. I feel like a stranger in my own skin. Left to my own devices. To sink or swim. To do or die. To rebel or acquiesce. To be or not to be.

"Ah, you're just a bit down, maybe a little bit depressed ....." they opine, knowingly.

I don't think so.

Change is all around us, all of the time. Nothing stays the same, ever.

I like change. Usually.

But, right now, deep within me, something is changing, altering its course, causing my mind and body to throw some pretty severe wobblers.

And, needless to say, the map AND the manual are missing.

Roll on October.


meggie said...

Ditto! Same, only different, here down under!

Tracey Petersen said...

It is just nine sleeps away. I hope you can hang out until then.

sMC said...

if you ever find the map and manual could you email me a copy please. Stunningly thoughtful photos.

Tanya Brown said...

Marvelous photo, even though there's no penis this time.

I hate that "uncomfortable in one's skin" feeling. I think about you when you don't post and hope you're okay.

Molly said...

Sounds to me like you need a big hug. Sorry you're feeling so out of sorts....Maybe we should run away together,"to the land where the bong tree grows,"[do you want to be the Owl or the Pussycat?] But first we'd better make sure there are no piggywigs there in the woods or in squad cars; no in-laws, no contrary offspring, and no rebellious, rock-climbing spouses......

Molly said...

...and like Birdy said, send me copies when you find those documents!'ll turn into a butterfly??

Stomper Girl said...

Maybe there is a surfeit of negative (or is it positive I never remember) ions in the atmosphere, zapping your nerve endings. They say the best thing to do in that case is to stand close to water. Hope your jangled nerves calm down.

Aunty Evil said...

Nice photo.

Sorry to hear you feel out of sorts, I hope it levels out soon.

Lee said...

Did you leave a trail of breadcrumbs last time you crossed the badlands?

mjd said...

The times they are a changin'. I hope everything is all right with you, Rise.

Take care.

Voyager said...

It was a wise one indeed who said "Change is good Donkey". (Shrek) So if there is indeed some deep sea change brewing in your soul, and not just the whims of September winds, take heart. It will be good.

thailandchani said...

I'm not a fan of change, I must admit. The season changes are okay... (skipping summer would be good) but the processing through change on any other level gets rather tiring. :)



heartinsanfrancisco said...

Awww, there, there, pat, pat. I hope things are looking a bit brighter now.

We've got your back. Sending good thoughts and warm hugs.

My float said...

Oh, there's loads of this going around. Odd, really...

fifi said...

What IS that image, is it stone, or is it a macro view of something...?

I think the old Dame is scratching some unidentifiable itch. Most likely caused by being too hot and bothered I would say.

Only a little time to the month of Octopus and you'll feel much better.

But I know how you feel.

mikaelah said...

when the map AND the manual are both missing it only means you are on the right path because there is NO map or manual this very individual type of journey. I heard that somewhere and it stuck with me. And then I thought of my husband and son who would not be caught reading a map or a manual!!!

take heart! You know the way!

riseoutofme said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Its moving, its changing, its flying, its crying.

But I'm okay with it.

riseoutofme said...

Mikaelah .. you are so right.

I've known for a long time that all the answers lie within ... I just need to be reminded occasionally!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

There are maps and manuals?

Well no wonder I've been off course so long!

Roll on is right. I feel like I've had a bubbling volcano in me for God knows how long.

Hope nobody lets the top off.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

CS said...

Ah, me too. Changing, changing. I keep telling myself the confusuion and exhaustion of it will all be worth it eventually.

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