So I came home from a powerful and fascinating seminar on The Creative Tension of the Opposites – Jung’s Answer to Our Polarized Culture, by Richard Sweeney.
My body was full of energy, was not about to sit down and write, or do mundane laundry, or do all the stuff on my to do pile.
Instead, I picked up my sturdy saw, wandered into the woods, and tackled a whole section of wild grape along the walk above the driveway. What a perfect task – though I wasn’t dressed perfectly for ducking under honeysuckle and walking through the still-marshy area where the stream used to run.
Nonetheless, in about 40 minutes, I had wiped out a task that had been on my mind for over a year. And it means that those big fat leaves will not, this summer, cover up and finally smother the leaves on the trees i tht part of the yard.
And then I was ready to get back to feeding the birds, organizing the house, cooking buckwheat and quinoa, and in general organizing my brain for some writing.