Raw, adjective: 9. disagreeably damp and chilly, as the weather or air: a raw, foggy day at the beach.

   [greys] graced, grac·ing.

1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action: We watched her skate with effortless grace across the ice.
2. a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment: He lacked the manly graces.
3. favor or goodwill.
4. a manifestation of favor, especially by a superior: It was only through the dean's grace that I wasn't expelled from school.
5. mercy; clemency; pardon: He was saved by an act of grace from the governor.

1125–75; Middle English < Old French < Latin grātia favor, kindness, esteem, derivative of grātus pleasing

Feeling quite deeply the grace of this lazy morning.

Slept until 8 today. Eight!!! It's been so long since I've had a morning when I didn't need to be up at 5 or 6, crank out a few overdue email replies, hop in the shower and roll out the door en route to teach or practice or meet or fly or run or some other Very Important Action Verb.

It feels strange, and weird, and as though I'm forgetting to be somewhere.

I'm going to clean my house. I'm going to clear my mind. I'm going to sit down and read the 27 Tricycle articles I've had bookmarked for weeks.

And it will pass in a flash, and the evening will come, and the needing to be somewhere and the needing to show up and nod and talk and make eye contact and listen and be present and all of those other things we do when we participate in life beyond our own wee sanctuaries.

But, for now?

Damn. Grace.


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