She feels the silence
And she knows
It’s the calm before
Her next rising tide
©Ashley Castle Barnes
Lately I’ve sat down to write and felt blank.
Not totally blank, but wordless.
In the past, I’d panic thinking my inspiration had just dried up.
Who would I be if I had no more words??
Over time I’ve noticed that the space of no words is actually peaceful.
I mean, it’s not like this brain is quiet. Or empty.
So when the words don’t come, I ask what it might mean.
This morning I saw a calm, serene body of water.
Honestly, I don’t feel that calm or serene personally, but I felt that as the calm in between what has been and what will be.
The plateau between growth and change.
The in-between I wrote about earlier this week.
In that space, things aren’t always like “normal”.
Because often, a new normal is being created from that space.
It’s a bit mind-bending. But exciting!
And frustrating because I’m impatient.
So I’ll float in this wordless serenity for a bit I guess, and allow and create space for what’s next.
What are you creating space for today?