Sometimes “quiet time” speaks volumes

by Jan on June 2, 2011

The end is nothing, the road is all.
Willa Cather, authorShawshank Redemption - Hope

There was a Goldilocks day for me last weekend. It was a day when there was just the right amount of everything.

As it hailed and stormed outside, I was cozy inside.  I felt like a kid in a candy store.  There were HBO and Netflix movies to choose from, a great book to read, some really delicious leftovers to reheat, and no appointments in the calendar. As a result, I was able to do what I rarely take the time to do– I “chilled out.”

I relaxed in a bubble bath while listening to Beethoven and then watched one of my favorite movies, “The Shawshank Redemption.”  Afterward I replayed one of the clips I like the best.  Here’s a link to it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K30e9O3Nng

As I watched this particular scene, I couldn’t help but think about hope, courage, aspiration and the journey we are all on— the road, with unexpected twists and turns, disappointments and surprises.

Little by little, I’m learning to let go of what I think should happen, and instead accept “what is.”  I’ve been told by reliable sources that “accepting what is” is the way to a more peaceful life.

So, I choose the great luxury of enjoying this journey down the road of life.

Will you join me?
It could be fun.