This year, I’ve learned a great deal about being calm, which is not something I knew much about for most of my life. I have learned to focus on what I call points of calming.
I pay attention to the things I care about and that have meaning for me, and I shut out the anger and judgment and poison of the outer world. Emma’s wonderful photos of Robin, her daughter, and my granddaughter have helped to calm me, and I turn to them at those points in the day when I want to settle and feel grounded.
I got another in this series of beautiful and iconic photos today, and I have the feeling that through them, I am getting to really know my daughter in a different way. That in itself is calming.
Patience is the ability to be calm no matter what, to be light in the heart.