Saturday, July 2, 2011

Settle.

Sits. Stills. Stares. All verbs.
Settle: to calm, relieve, relax, quiet, soothe, still.

There's always so much life swirling around with work and family and projects and commitments and so on.

I wait for life to settle. And I love it when it does. Like these last few days.

And then I realized something. Settle is a verb. I keep waiting for things to settle but then I remember: it's me. I have to settle them. I have to settle myself.

"Creep in our ears soft stillness." ~Shakespeare

16 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

Nicely done.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Settle down and enjoy life! Aaaaaah, that's the ticket.

Windsmoke. said...

You can only settle things yourself for a short time then something else will crop up to unsettle you that's life :-).

Alistair said...

Just settle, Petal.......

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

I love this, DBS. I'll remember that it is a verb.

Alittlesprite said...

It would be nice to settle.

Alistair said...

Umm.... it's also a noun. {A settle is an English word for a sofa - certainly not much heard these days though}

Michael said...

How?

dbs said...

@LoC Thanks.
@DSWS Yes it might be.
@Windsmoke True. Ongoing process.
@Alistair More verb than noun.
@TheC'sC I need to remember this too.
@sprite Yes it would. Do it right now.
@Michael I know how you're feeling. That's the tough part but only you can answer that.

Jim said...

Practice, practice, practice.

wendy said...

Ah, very true. We have to "allow" ourselves to settle. LET things settle around us.
Like the song from Zac Brown (love them) QUIET YOUR MIND.

Munk said...

thanks. i needed that.

Cheeseboy said...

Hope this long weekend gives you a chance to settle. Have a great 4th.

The Gaelic Wife said...

Epiphany in July! Oh, and...

Happy Belated Canada Day!

Claire Beynon said...

'Settle is a verb. . . '
A gem to roll in the palm of one's hand.
Thanks, dbs.

Nicki said...

Lord, this was a brilliant post.

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