During a welcome lull in my day yesterday, I saw this:
With all the stress around us, we need to learn to take lulling breaks, wherever and whenever we can find them.
Regarding that last lulling image: I observe how there are few lulls in people’s ongoing searches for healthy intimacy in their relationships — with a good balance of connection and personal boundaries.
After yesterday’s good balance of hard work and rejuvenating lulls, I took more photographs, during some lulls in my journey home:
You may be so lulled, right now, that you miss what I was trying to capture in that last lulling image. Please take advantage of this lull in today’s post to tell me what you see there.
Personally, I am thinking about these lulls:
- The lull before the excitement of the June 6 workshop I’ll be presenting about my therapy groups,
- The 3-day lull between that workshop and my audition for a local musical,
- The 2-day lull between now and the debut of a non-lulling one-act play which my 17-year-old son Aaron and his friend Cameron wrote and directed,
- The lull of a vacation I’ll be taking in August, perhaps returning to the lulling and non-lulling Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland with Aaron, and
- Hoped-for and helpful lulls in worries about the future and regrets about the past, for myself and others.
And after a very short lull, here’s another lullaby:
What are your favorite kinds of lullabies and lulls?
Here’s a helpful lull of gratitude for Aaron, Cameron, Doris Day, Gene Nelson, Brahms, people healing in therapy, heavy machinery, creatures obvious and hidden, healthy intimacy, expressive faces, bleeding hearts, the Red Sox, the planet Earth, lullabies on Broadway and elsewhere, those who sleep when it’s dark and those who sleep when it’s light, and you — of course! — for visiting here, during a lull in your day.