Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Gift of Blank

My mind is blissfully blank.
The sort of blank that comes when I try to find words to describe the love I feel for my family.
The sort of blank that comes from being wholly and completely in the moment.
Nothing forward, nothing backward, just right now.
It also may be the sort of blank that comes from lots of espresso, Swedish meatballs, cheese and crackers and delicious homemade turtles.
It is the sort of blank that comes from being full up to the top of so many things.
Blank like a smooth, calm surface.
It is the sort of blank that floats and is fuzzy and warm and is nice.
Blank like a blanket.
A great big, happy, sated sigh.
Merry Christmas to all of you. Or Solstice, or Hanukkah, or Festivus, or Sunday, or whatever in the world you want to celebrate today. I like twinkle lights and ham, so Christmas it is for me and mine.
Blissfully blank and present.
My prayer is that everyone should at least have a taste of this at some point in their lives.
I know how fortunate I am to have such presence today and so many days of my life.
I know this blank is blessed.
I hope you have filled in your own blanks today!


  1. Totally blanketed by the best kind of blankness here too. Glad you enjoyed your day.

    (Word verification: snostell--sounds like some kind of newfangled holiday celebration--maybe in mid-July? With twinkly lights and ham, if you'd like.)

  2. "In the moment" was where I wanted to be today, but only made it intermittently. So glad you had extended periods of Blank. Love, Red Dirt Kelly

  3. You nailed it! Blankness - blissfully blank - that is exactly what yesterday was. My hope for my 18 day vacation is to live in the moment and that is EXACTLY what happened yesterday. The day drifted by with nary a single cliff, trap, or demon present to disrupt its wonderful pace. Blissfully blank and present - you said it well. Thank you!

  4. Blankness really is wonderful. I hope moments like that find their way into your life all throughout the coming year.

  5. Ditto. I've been enjoying the calm, soaking up the season. Enjoy every moment. Thank you for sharing, and Merry Christmas week!!

  6. Blank is pretty awesome. Wishing you continued periods of blank, and continued times where I can read your words. Much love.

    And, boyingea. Whatzat?! ;-)

  7. "Nothing forward, nothing backward, just right now." I need to write that on my wall where I can see it everyday.

  8. All I can say is that you inspired me to get outta my chair and make cookies. I was told by my son that he was making them the other day, but when he arrived I found out he had left out the coconut ingredient, I had even asked earlier (I thought) "are you putting in coconut?" along with other questions, but alas, no coconut. His response: "It wasn't on the list of ingredients."

    Word Veri: rearcanq - I don't wish to try to guess what this is, I try to write at a "G" rating.

  9. I know what you mean. A blank mind can be such a gift. Usually when I'm unhappy, I just need to turn my brain off. Thanks for reminding me.

  10. I adore you too. We are weird. It's not an insult :). I'm glad you had a lovely holiday. (this is a comic about being weird. It's kinda awesome.)


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