Thursday, September 23, 2010

Off to Organize the Forest

The trees and the road to Big Sur along the California coast.


At last, we’re leaving everything behind for four days of R&R in a redwood forest overlooking the Pacific.

I see a hospice bereavement counselor once a week now, and she browbeats me: Stop managing everything! You’re always organizing! Organizing your thoughts, organizing information, organizing your feelings! Take a rest!

So I’ve organized all the camping gear and food, organized care for the animals, organized my suitcase, and we’re off to camp in a tent at Big Sur, one of my favorite places on earth. I’m taking Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, a couple of poetry journals, and a writing assignment, so I’ve organized my literary materials too.

I have to go organize the ice chests now. I’ll leave you with a few glimpses of Big Sur. Have yourselves a wonderful weekend!



26 comments:

Karen said...

It's that control issue again, Chris. I think it's the hardest thing to let go.

Looking at those pictures of Big Sur makes me want to be outdoors instead of inside a little office without even a window. I almost feel like I've been sentenced!

I hope these four days are healing and happy! I LOVE Jitterbug Perfume! Have fun. Do NOT organize anything else.

Elisabeth said...

A little organisation can hold you together, whereas too much organisation can act like a strait jacket.

It sounds as though you have found the right balance here.

Happy holiday.

Birdie said...

Chris, have the most beautiful time off and just be ;-) happy w-e!!! hugs!!

the walking man said...

Repave those roads while you're down there will ya Chris?

Scott said...

oh, enjoy Chris! you do know that there is already Someone in charge of organizing the forests, right? he he!

I am a tad envious, I so long to walk among the redwoods one day!

Brian Miller said...

beautiful pics...i hope you have an incredible time....

The Bug said...

I love how well you follow instructions :)

Have a great time!

Dianne said...

organizing might be better than unraveling.
fill yourself with love and peace and breathe.

G-Man said...

Thanks Chris...
I will Link You...
Have a GREAT Time!
Galen

Dianne said...

breathe, and play

TechnoBabe said...

Good for you, get away and do what is fun for you. It is so hard to stop organizing. Hope you do get to a place that you can let go of some of it.

Carrie Burtt said...

Sounds wonderful...enjoy!....The pictures are awesome! :-)

Helen said...

What could be better than Tom Robbins and Big Sur? Not much! My hospice counselor was also incredibly helpful for months after my mother passed away ... bless them!

Gwei Mui said...

Yes stunning pics - I've never seen trees like those. One day, one day...
Enjoy your time away, let it all soak in and minial organisation. Have a fab time and be good to yourself :)

Kim A. said...

Be safe. Be still. Be joyful. I will send good vibes your way for detaching from the organized world for a few days.

♥namaste♥

Terra said...

Have a lovely four days in Big Sur, and relax. The forests and the sea are already organized by their Creator so you can take a rest.

e said...

I hope you'll relax and come back refreshed. Enjoy. These photos are marvelous!

Magpie said...

Some of us are just happier with things organized around us. Once that's done - relax and sink into the arms of Big Sur. My father has a favorite saying that he taught me long ago. "Do what you can, and let the rough end drag." Hope your "rough end" drags this weekend. :)

Catherine said...

Your get-away sounds great! Have fun!

Monkey Man said...

Enjoy. That is such beautiful country.

Titus said...

Have a fabulous time, sister, relax and let the trees and water do their job.
Loved the organized riff. That probably wasn't a helpful thing to say.

RNSANE said...

Dearest Chris, have the most wonderful time. I need some organization right now. I am in such a mess. I have had some wonderful healing in the form of friends. And, one of my favorite ships was here overnight, the Radiance of the Seas, and I got to spend twelve hours on board. Saw beloved friends there as well. How healing it is to visit with old friends!!



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Syd said...

What a beautiful place to be unorganized. Nature has organization though so it is part of us to organize. I often tried that on the unorganizable and met with disastrous results.

Totalfeckineejit said...

It looks beautiful.Have a great time.You desreve it.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Enjoy yourself immensely and get lost in all that beauty out there, it is an amazing place where you are going, I have been there many times!!!
Much love to you and just enjoy!!!
xoxox

Marla said...

Chris, you are so funny. We have much in common, girlfriend.

Great photos!

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