FEELING THE CHANGE
Life is peaceful and pleasantly relaxed
The photos in this post don’t necessarily reflect the content of the post but they are from a lovely day out….and there are a couple of links to full albums at the end for anyone interested. And there will be more, but fewer and at less frequent intervals…
For several year, it has been very subtle…slowly creepy up on me and almost unnoticeable. The past two years, the change has been less than subtle to be sure…no longer creepy up on me quietly, but pouncing on me and taking me completely by surprise, unbalancing me, and drastically shifting my perspective and perceptions.
I’m talking about the natural changes associated with the human body and its eventual wearing down and slowing up – as any normal “machine” will do – over the years. Because it is natural, it is easily accepted but still can be quite disconcerting at times.
I had begun to feel this the past couple of years at home, just performing my normal daily activities, as well as my main physical activities which are walking and folkdancing..
I KNEW things had changed, and easily came to terms with the “new me”. I didn’t feel any great disappointment or frustration with the slowing down and changing energy levels. Perhaps just a little surprise now and then.
But it is only now, sitting here in Rishikesh that I realize completely just how far these changes have come over the past 2 years since I was last here. Things I could do easily, on a daily basis, now need a day of rest in between, and take much longer to do, draining my energies much more quickly.
It’s taken me a few weeks to come to terms with this but now that I have, I’ve settled into my new routine quite happily. I can still do everything I want to do, choose to do, or need to do, just at a slower pace.
LIFE IS PEACEFUL AND PLEASANTLY RELAXED
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