The word for today is nourish. I have woken up to an empty house and prevailing silence. Our guests are long gone, my husband is now gone, and all that’s left is me. While I miss him and long for him, especially after a miraculously wonderful week together, I’m not as sad as I thought I’d be. I’m not as sad as I felt during quiet moments of reflection yesterday while the hours passed too quickly and we drew closer to the time of his departure. This morning, it feels like standing at the beginning of a foot trail all over again. Ahead is the unknown but what fills you with anticipation is knowing that the unknown means possibilities. The script for this day is unwritten and I have no one’s schedule or needs or wants to take into consideration but mine. And what a gift that is. Today is for me. Its possibilities are unknown and endless. What will be the first step I take? What will be the first thing I do? What will I eat? Will I rest? How much will I rest? Will I venture outside? Will I write, sleep, float, or simply lounge and do nothing? All I know is that after having to push my body hard during the hectic stint in Vancouver from March 30th to April 11th, and continuing to operate beyond my energy envelope after returning to my island home so that I wouldn’t miss a moment with my friends who were visiting from Edmonton and then wanting to be around Peter any chance I could get during this past week, it is time to step on the brakes and rest. However I end up creating this day, whatever I choose to do, whether that includes restoring my soul with meditation or supporting my body with nutritious food, it will all be to nourish my exhausted body, mind, and spirit. What are you doing on this day?