Emptiness can feel like hollow
and hollow can feel like space
and space can feel like a luxury
unless it is crying for company
which mine rarely is
The expanse can open up on a perfectly comfortable afternoon
chasm yawning wide as the book closes
the movie ends
And for those first few minutes the problem of what to do extends past the limits of an abstracted untrained focus
When this happens
a person has but a few milliseconds to figure out how they feel about space
Before the emotion begins to swell inside
Because if there is one feeling a restless soul can’t abide
It’s the black hole created by a vacuum in time
And the mind writes thoughts like notes, dashing them off, one after another after another
building momentum released finally with a sigh
and here we go again
filling holes in the soul
with pieces of my mind
tossed into the void
and left fluttering
*Some of us have an addiction to thinking which is why it is so peaceful when it slows and even (sometimes) stops. Photo taken of a sunny spot where I was resting after a particularly good hike up a hill – the exertion and morning spent walking and thinking by myself had drained my mind of junk – so lovely when that happens.
11 thoughts on “Hollows and ditches”
Nature has a way of calming one’s spirit.
It certainly does, very balancing.
Love it! I love the picture and this one is one of your best. I fly fish because I think of nothing else while I do it. Same with playing the piano. Tap dancing. But I don’t do the latter two much anymore. And I haven’t gotten to fish much in the last two years. Yoga is close by the end of a routine–at first I can’t turn it off, until I can focus on the positions. But by the end, I find I have stopped it for a bit. Not too many things can stop it.
I love the mind picture that fly fishing conjures (which I just miss typed and it ended up as sky fishing which was also a lovely mental picture 😁) I think that when I walk or hike long distances eventually it just wears out and gets to the end of the record, then gaps start appearing where I disappear into the landscape and eventually peace arrives. Yoga – oh wouldn’t it be lovely to switch off but I can’t really and you’re right – there isn’t much that switches off a chatty mind.
You always write things that I can wholeheartedly relate to.
We are all more similar than we are different I think, but I’m glad because sometimes I feel very different 😊
Beautiful Kate ❤️❤️
As always, beautiful and relatable. 💚Nature is my number #1 in managing my mind and soul.
Me too xx
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