Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Natalie the Explorer. It’s another sunny day in Florida! I had a delicious, cold-pressed juice before my chai-latte. Yikes, I sound like a Californian! Maybe I’m on the wrong coast!
Lately, I’ve been thinking about changes in my life, how my hands get tired of typing quickly, how chaotic noise can set me off. Anyhow, it reminds me of Stevie Nicks and her song, Landslide.
I’ve been a fan of her for a long time, and I first started to love her songs at age 13. I finally got to see her live in concert with my then boyfriend in 2017. She talked about some of her inspirations and a few little known songs that were kept in her metaphorical little “box of Gothic dreams” as she stood on stage in her signature long dress, lacy coverings, boots, and flowing long hair. She sang all of the songs I love and remember.
The lyrics of Landslide always struck a chord with me:
“Mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart…rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life?”
Change is inevitable; we can’t deny it. We all get older, and things change. We can’t watch our children grow up without acknowledging the changes within us. I’ve written previously about how I started painting on a small scale. It won’t make me famous, but it is a new pastime and outlet when my shoulder is sore again and I can’t write. I want to roll with the changes and even laugh in the face of them.
Meditation is one of the things I’m trying to learn now, as my brain really seems to need it. I blogged on that earlier this week. My nerves aren’t made of steel as they used to be. I don’t think I’m particularly good at it, but practice makes perfect, or so they say. It’s part of my goal to handle the intermittent chaos that comes with teaching, parenting, dealing with an ex-husband and an elderly mother. So, I’ll keep trying!
More on my idol, Stevie Nicks and her famous song, Landslide: https://americansongwriter.com/fleetwood-mac-landslide-behind-the-song/
That’s the basis of my reflections today. I’m enroute now to get some cardio at the gym. I’m not sure if this feels like excitement or drudgery. As long as I keep moving, that’s what counts, right?
Have a great Saturday and an inspired weekend, everyone!