Me, Myself, I

“When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death – ourselves.”  Eda LeShan

Sometimes I love being on my own. Listening to my music, reading, creating, going for walks but just occasionally I am troubled with my own company – my overactive mind tries to pull me into negative thought processes and it becomes a battle to be my normal happy, sunny self.

A few weeks ago I woke up alone in the house ,my boys were both staying away, and there were those negative thoughts…doing their best to make me think that my day would be a challenge.

No! Not so. Not having it.

 I thought what would make me happy?

The answer was instantaneous. The sea.

It was a rainy, blustery day but I got my waterproof, packed my rucksack with a flask and some bits to eat, and got in the car and drove.
I arrived in Lytham St.Annes about an hour later to the promise of blue skies and the smell of sea air.

I sat on a bench and just gazed out to sea. There it was. Contentment.
Call it what you will.
I was still on my own but now with a sense of freedom and adventure.

I walked along the promenade, past the delightful 18 hole mini golf course, and in the distance could see what I initially thought was a kite, but which in fact, turned out to be a kite surfer!
Impressive.
I bet he hadn’t wallowed in his bed for half an hour before he got up, I bet he was just out there thinking Wheeeeeee!!!! It’s Saturday. Time alone. Time for me.

The sun decided to come out.
Bonus.

I walked along the beach and here is what I saw: the pier

and then past the pier and in the distance flecks of movement in the sky… (click  to enlarge)

not just one but a whole host of kite surfers (I wonder what the collective term would be?)

they were mesmerising and it absolutely made my day.

I ended up sitting on the dunes,watching, in awe.

then walked back along the beach and walked to the end of the pier.

I had such a lovely time. I should do it again…soon.
 

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

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Looking forward to heading to the…

We will be heading to the coast of Wales in a few days.
I’m looking forward to family time, walks on the beach, the sea breeze and a change of scenery.
I feel the need to catch my breath and be somewhere completely different just for a few days.
P.S. All three of my artworks were selected for the ‘Art In the Garden’ exhibition.
Still doing my life drawing. I  now nearly have enough work for a solo show.
Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me or left a positive comment.
I’m off to get my toes wet 🙂