Today ---I have decided that PATIENCE is something I need to work on.
This morning, the sun was showing me that I needed to slow down and wait and relish in the waiting, because it is worth it!
I followed my usual routine, and wound my way down to the beach to see no sunrise peaking out at all, just a huge bank of clouds, and lots of breeze.
I thought the breeze would simply blow the clouds away and allow me to see the sun, and I continued my walk down the beach.
Further and further, watching workers rake sand, sweep sidewalks, lay out towels and prepare for the days onslaught of tourists.
There were not many out on this cloudy morning…..and I wound my way past temples and shrines and fountains and statues – and miles of beach chairs toward my pagoda.
The lanterns in the trees seemed to wave good morning with the breeze. The sun? She is somewhere behind that bank of clouds. Come out, come out! I want to wish you good morning!
She has to be rising now, the sky is edged with pink..but that cloud bank is growing taller still, hiding her progress in the sky.
I decide to leave my pagoda to explore the others I see further down the beach….maybe the sun will come out if I occupy myself with other things? I loved seeing all these pagodas in a row…but those clouds look ominous, don’t they?
I lay on my back on the raised wooden platform and look up at the construction and pattern made by the underside of the pagoda roof. I see sun rays in the pattern of the wood.
Sun! Where are you? I look at my watch. 6:30am. Mawa is picking us up at 8! I better hurry my way back. I still need a shower and breakfast.
Did I mention how humid it is here? All the paper on my desktop feels damp. My sheets feel damp. it is HUMID. Don’t bother with hair or make up. Hair falls flat, make up slides off!
As I near my hotel along my walk, look who decides to make an appearance!
Good morning, Sun! It’s going to be another adventuresome day in Bali!