Seeking beauty

I have been out of commission lately due to moving house (again), buying a home (needs work before I make the move…yet again) and the collapse of my elderly mother a week ago (with subsequent family round-table discussions as to how to help her either stay independent where she is or move from the country to live with one of us…watch this space).

My former husband served me with the Divorce papers a few days ago and while I was okay with it, there was a tinge of sadness that things worked out the way they did. No-one gets married with the thought that divorce is the back-up plan and everyone does the best they can with the skills they have at the time.

Anyway, all that navel-gazing caused me eventually to look outward and to seek beauty in things we often ignore because we are caught up in the busy-ness of everyday life.

I saw this magnificent gum tree the other day whilst walking to work. It has been there for generations, shading the land below it and witnessing the changes that happen- horses and tracks, cars and roads, mia mias and houses, offices and traffic lights; all the while helping living things breathe better air and providing homes to insects, animals and birds.

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I always feel more relaxed when thinking of or being with Nature.

Jenn xxx

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3 thoughts on “Seeking beauty

  1. I love trees and also find gazing at them to be helpful. There are lots of options for looking after older people at home (in Australia). Start with the My Aged Care website, expect to take a long time to read through it all.
    All the best!

    • Thanks, yes the OT has put us onto that website for when Mum goes home. Truth is, my brother and I have been wanting her closer for a few years now, but she is a feisty one and will probably go home as she wishes (but with a few things in place to give us all peace of mind).

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