photo above by appletreecafe
I am usually quite eager to say… ‘I rarely get sick.’ Which is true. I rarely do.
But somewhere in my travels between being on the boat in Sydney and Wilcannia I acquired a cold packing enough punch to put me on the couch for 2 solid days. One afternoon I thought it would be best to get some fresh air and take a walk. I made it to the Billybong, this really beautiful lake of water nearby, and sat near it. I realized.. usually I’d be either:
a) Swimming across it.
b) Kayaking through it.
c) Running around it. (as pictured above).
But really what I needed to do was sit. Chill out. And sometimes life just puts you on the sideline because there’s something there for you to gain in slowing down.
Coincidentally I’ve been waiting for my music recording gear to show up… and was starting to get concerned.. okay, freaked out… that it might not come. And, whilst daydreaming on the couch.. I was thinking what a waste of energy it was to worry about the gear when there is still to work to do on the MUSIC… yeah, the important part.. what I’m planning to record!
And, as soon as I started to feel good about all the work I can do in the waiting I received an email that the gear is in Australia already. Cleared customs. And probably on a bus out to the country. Yes!
What I’m getting around to saying is that when something slows us down, it may seem slightly irritating. Stop lights, losing keys, no internet connection, late mail.. whatever it might be, there’s something to be gained in the waiting.