Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Experiencing total relaxation. For mind, body, and soul. Upon waking, allowing each day to comfortably unfold. Choosing to make only minimal plans in advance. Savouring an espresso on the deck. Practicing yoga outdoors. Meditating in the warm breeze. Hiking in the shade of the woods, or in the full sun along the alpine trails. Devouring simple picnics or elaborate restaurant offerings. Falling asleep under a feather duvet, to the soothing sounds of the mountain stream nearby. And yet, still hearing the silent screams in my mind. Accompanying me on this journey across the ocean. Loud and clear. My psyche continuing to process the loss in minuscule pieces. On that deepest level, wisely accepting only tiny fragments of the situation at a time. Just as nature intended. Leading me to consider Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream. The artist creating a visual representation of the weather and surrounding landscape of that specific moment. He sensing something deeper in this expression of nature. He hearing a silent scream too.