I have been nesting . Cleaning the house. Doing the laundry. Sorting through books. Sorting through old clothes. Organizing folders and drawers. Writing the e-mails and proposals I thought I would do later, but have decided to do now. Paying the bills. Checking things off the to-do lists. Getting my home in order. Getting myself in order. Readying myself to focus all my attention and energy on healing once I undergo necessary surgery in two days. This process of readying has become a process of discovering a remarkable and soothing sense of clarity. A sense that what is meant to happen is going to happen. And so—I need to let it happen. My home is ready and I am ready. And that feels as comforting and safe as a lovingly–crafted and softly-lined nest.
(c) emma d dryden, drydenbks llc