Nesting Instinct

I am beyond content in my little hotel room. This is really the first time I have lived with a fully outfitted handicapped living space and it really makes all the difference in the world; roll-in shower, low sinks, elevated commode.

Everything is spotlessly clean and no toxic cleaning odors. My needs are simple and here I have it all, albeit Spartan. If this last 5 months of living in stressful ‘find-a-suitable-new-home’ mode have taught me anything it is this:

I need beauty like I need air. For me this is not extravagant or gold-plated. It simply means SIMPLE. Unfettered energy, light, uncluttered, airy, uncomplicated, healthy, easy on the eyes and body.

When I moved to New Mexico 25 years ago from Michigan I had to train my eyes and being to live with space. New Mexico IS space. Energy travels with no obstacles. The colors are muted, shy even. So different from the enclosures of forests and moisture-laden vanilla skies. The sky here is unapologetically a riveting color of blue which acts like the best qualities of a wee bit of valium for me.

The allure of ‘stuff’ has dropped many, many layers in the tapestry of my value system. I am decidedly content in my nest.

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2 Responses to “Nesting Instinct”

  1. Pam on April 8th, 2013

    Cathy,
    I love this post! How wonderful to now have the experience of having all of your needs met at this time in your life and it is all here in New Mexico!!! Under that blue sky although at the moment the dust is being blown all around by April winds!
    Much love to you my dear friend,
    Pam

  2. MaryBeth on April 9th, 2013

    Cathy,
    My heart smiles to read that you are okay and in your new home.
    May much beauty find you.

    MaryBeth

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