Had a 'nice' sit this morning & then a lovely sit in the conservatory with breakfast. The sun is out and, at last, birds!! Everywhere! Really feisty little gangs of tiny birds!
The cat came & got really close to a bird. She was like liquid coming over the wall. Awesome for such a little thing.
Took a morning stroll around the mound the cottage is on. Lots of brilliantly coloured & weirdly shaped mushrooms, took many photos...
There's more photos of multi coloured mushrooms on DAY 6.
I've sent some time writing a welcome letter to the next retreatant... Getting a deep sense of connection with the unbroken line of people who have been to this place over the years, to meditate, be alone, study, be... Each adding and taking away. I'm grateful, so grateful.
My tummy is bad, I feel a bit eurk. Subtly eurk, but definitely not right. I wonder if it's psychosomatic? I'm slightly worried about leaving here tomorrow. The last time I left a solitary retreat I felt like I was an open wound with everything around me rubbing salt in. Very painful experience. Took me a few days to harden up again. I wonder what it will be like this time?
Well, I've cleaned the conservatory & shower. Taken things to the car & now I'm finally going to go & do a sit & a puja before bedtime.
Warm hugs and much love,