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Summer has wound down.  September is here and the girls are back to school. Oldest in 2nd grade and youngest entering kindergarten.  Both girls are in the same  school.  How amazing.   
There was definitely a  crispness to the air signaling the change.  
A change for me as well.  First time in a long time, I'll have more of a full day to myself.  Some feelings of "what-to-do-with-my-days” swirl in my mind.  Oh, It's not like I don't have anything to do, but more like, "How will my day flow now".  
Time has slipped by noticeably and I wonder.   

It's OK to be still. Good to think and explore. Change doesn't have to feel like a weight .  It could be as light as air.
Light and air. A friend spoke of that at a forum I go to. Just the words brought up a wonderful image.  
It also brought up an interesting and wonderful memory.
   

"Light and Air"
I used to have a Fear of being in water over my head. I didn’t want to continue to have this fear when I had children. So I took classes at the local Y in Quincy.   I slowly worked on relaxing and taking it in.  Focusing on lessening the panic and replacing it with some comfort and skill.
Interesting to note: If I was in the shallower end of a pool and under water swimming I was just fine, like on a cloud. So the Fear was just a security issue when stopped in place.
When the students and I had met our goals, the instructor had us  try an “easy going” dive in from the edge of pool into the deep end. I dove in and actually did a somersault under water ( guess i bent alot in the dive) but straightened out beautifully. During that slight moment of “fog” I just floated for a moment, like on a cloud. In that moment I noticed where the light was coming from:   Above at the surface.  I swam to it. I wasn’t the least bit out of breathe either. It was amazing. What a situation to come through.  So empowering and peaceful at the same time.  

Fear tends to leave one at a stand still.  It ’s part of “Natures protective tool“.   

Yet when there's no fear to fear, we can find a way to move again and move forward. 
 

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