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Together.  (A collage of a sunset and moonrise, two photos taken a couple of days ago.)
Together. (A collage of a sunset and moonrise, two photos taken a couple of days ago.)

The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally,
is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room,
not try to be or do anything whatever.

~ May Sarton

The moonrise (used in the collage).
The moonrise (used in the collage).

It is time for me to take another break from blogging.  There is so much going on in my life right now that I’m finding it difficult to keep up.

The sunset (used in the collage).
The sunset (used in the collage).

It is time for me to attend to things of the body, things of the mind, and things of the spirit as well as the work that needs to be done here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch.  To do that, I have to disconnect and redirect my focus for a while.

Floating above
Floating above

Tomorrow I will probably wake up and think, “I have The Best Idea Ever for a blog post!”  I’ll want to run to the computer to look at images and start typing.  Or go outside to capture the images for this brilliant blog post.  That is how the mind works when I tell it that it’s time to take a break.  The mind says, “But, oh!  Wait!  Just this one…”

Looking out
Looking out from above.  (Somewhere in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.)

I will resist the urge, the desire.  I can’t promise I’ll resist looking in on you every now and again, but I do plan to give it a try.  The first few days will be easy as I will be spending them with family.

Admiring the view.  (Laurel Highlands, PA)
Admiring the view. (Laurel Highlands, PA)

I do have a scheduled post coming out next week.  A book review that I promised to do.  That will appear, all on its own, on July 31.

Bird's eye view
Bird’s eye view

I don’t know when I’ll be back so I will wish you a good rest of the summer (or winter if you’re currently in a winter zone).  Stay appropriately cool or warm.  It probably won’t be that long, but you never know.  Time flies, seasons change, and I know from experience that after a while the desire fades, and that’s when I will truly be able to do the work I want to do.  And you never know, that might not take long at all.


Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Going to get lost in the woods for a while.
Retreating to the woods for a little while.


Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

28 thoughts on “Hiatus

  1. You post such lovely pictures and quotes and thoughts so often, no wonder you need time for real life. There’s plenty to revisit here and keep impatient ones busy – you go on and wander off – that’s the only way to recharge ….(but we won’t complain if you toss in a single pix once in a while…ok….just store it all up until you explode…it will happen sooner or later ( giggles)
    Run. Play. Sort. Group. Live!


  2. Enjoy your time away. I often wonder how much longer I can keep posting, and I will look forward to your return, if that is what you choose to do. Bye Robin…


  3. Just think of all the news you will have to tell us when you return from your hiatus Robin. I will look forward to seeing some of the work you will be doing on the house, if you care to share when it’s done. Enjoy your family time. Sending hugs. See you when you return, I’ll be waiting. 🙂


  4. Huzzah for hiatuses (?? haitae? haiti?) I hope that your break from the online world gets you appropriately adjusted offline, Robin. I feel like I need to do a reverse hiatus– get some time online after running myself to the ground in real life. 🙂


  5. a well earned break dear Robin, you share so much wisdom and thoughtfulness with us … take your time to do all that is needful now … we will welcome you back when the time is right 🙂


  6. What a great opening photo collage! Amazing. You are such a talent. I understand the need for separation. But I will surely miss you. I’m not good at keeping up, but I do like to stop by. Heck. SInce I wasn’t good at keeping up, I guess I can go read the ones I missed! Brilliant idea! 🙂 Enjoy your time off. We’ll still be here when you are ready to come back.


  7. I hope you are enjoying your break from the enchanting yet sometimes distracting blogging world. Like the moon, we wane and wax in our blogging phases…


  8. Enjoy your hiatus and time with your family, Robin! The sunset-moonrise collage is striking, makes me long for autumn for some reason. Summers are so busy. The rock for grounding looks so inviting…


  9. Beautiful post, Robin — I do hope your hiatus is going as you hoped it would, and it will give me time to catch up with the posts of yours I’ve missed while I’ve been on mine. Your posts are so addictive that I hate to miss even one. Have a great rest of the summer!


  10. Summer is the perfect time to take a break, especially as you are spending your first summer in a new place. Come fall, as the temperature cools, maybe you’ll come back to us refreshed. Hope so!


  11. Know that you’re not alone…I’ve been in and out the last year or so. Life puts out a lot. It’s up to us to help ourselves to what we can…when we can. No stresses…just go with the flow. We’re all rowing the same boat…to nowhere…fast. 🙂


  12. Thank you so much everyone. As you can tell, I’m getting back in the swing of things here in Blogworld. I’m a little slower than usual, but doing as Hugmamma suggested. Just going with the flow. 🙂


Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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