The view from my living room window at 7:34am this morning.
There will be less words here as I settle into my writing away from here, but today I’m limbering up. Stretching. Feeling a bit nervous. I’ve been going to bed an hour earlier and waking an hour earlier and my brain seems to like it, feeling more connected and fluid than it has done in a long while. I can hear whole paragraphs in my head… the words are waiting patiently for me to find them.
This video by Tanya Davis and Andrea Dorfman blew my head off (found via the lovely Vivienne):
You’re right, the video is fabulous. And do you know something? I often think of how blessed I have been in being an only child and in learning just to *be* without seeking approval or validation. Whoever is most comfortable in her own skin is more likely to swim happily with all the other fish too. I guess that’s why I always say that I am my own favourite company.
I should add that, although you’ve often talked about loneliness and related feelings, you give me the impression of an extremely self-assured person, someone really comfortable with just BEING.
I too am blown away. An hour and a half left in my Day One…better get to work! I’m excited:)
This is an amazing video. It has put a big smile on my face and given me a positive start to my day.
i love this place called Blogland.
thank you for sharing this video…I really needed to see that! xo
I love your morning view! I used to live in a place where hot air balloons floated over our house most mornings – I sure miss the sight and that distinctive hiss of the flame that kept balloons afloat. :)
Great video too. Perfect for a Monday morning.
oh my god. totally weepy over here. i was just telling a friend the other day that i was starting to feel like loneliness is creeping in, something i haven’t felt in a long while (mind you i was totally pms’ing ;). this made me feel ok. better than ok. grateful for this time i have to be alone in my head, in my space. thank you, love.
I love this video, too! Thank you so much for creating the August Break and giving us a place to share and grow:) I heart our flickr group! xo
Now that would be a sight to wake up to! and that video…has been saved to my favorites…perfect timing!
Love the video, and the sight of the hot air balloon in the morning. I feel weird sometimes to just go to places alone, but this video assured me that it’s OK!
This video is beautiful. It took quite a while to be comfortable while being alone. I was severely codependent years ago, and it still creeps up on me now and again.
this made me smile.
and the view is just beautiful.
hope it wasn’t too late, to join in on the break, on saturday : )
so glad you love the video too and are sharing it!
That was wonderful..what I needed to see today..being ok with being!!
Is there a list somewhere of who is doing the August break hon…just curious! Am loving this!
it’s here, love: https://www.susannahconway.com/the-august-break-2010/
or click the badge in the sidebar over there —–>
That’s amazing! I love Bath, it’s one of my favourite places I’ve been.
hey there this is great awesome treat while I drink my morning coffee blend
that… was beautiful. and that is how i do it -all alone- i dance like nobody’s watching. xo
Thank ya hon:)
Loved this video – thanks so much for sharing!
Words waiting patiently – I love that! Mine seem to be hiding under a rock under an invisibility cloak, so I must be the patient one and wait for them, or perhaps just try to sneak up on them from another angle. xo
Love your morning view! Hot air balloons! :) xx
what a wonderful morning view! funny thing that i love images of hot air balloons but have never seen one in the sky…maybe i need to seek one out. :)
thank you for sharing the video. it stole my heart right away.
The video is so inspiring…thanks for sharing! Being alone is something I both find comfort in and fear. Depends on the situation, I guess.
That video was amazing! So glad to be on this August break. What a journey!
I just joined the August break, I am excited to be a part of this experiment.
nice video btw. so simple and yet so inspiring.
Great video! Loved the picture from your window.
Thanks for sharing the video. Loved it!
wow – right at the right time for me you posted that video. i needed that a whole lot today. big thank you.
Absolutely breathtaking, and perfectly timed, as I will be spending the next weekend completely alone, but completely content.
that’s inspiring but I hate the fact i’m alone and i’m not dating anyone. I’m that kind of person who need to be loved, you know
wow, this is a view from your window? I would love to be there right now. it’s just stunning and you capture it so beautifully.
awesome. wonderful. and so true.
i love my alone time. it feeds my soul.
Oh my goodness – that is the best AM window view ever, and the video is amazing! I spent eons alone and those were some of the most blissful, blessed times of my life…
Wow, I definitely need a more interesting living room window!
this is beautiful thank you so much for sharing this!
i just watched this video with tears rolling down my cheeks, but in a happy way. funny how blogland sends you unexpectedly perfect moments.x
UPLIFTING. TALENTED GIRL. B.
that video just made me tear up..i relish that when it happens, thanks for sharing.
Thanks Susannah – this is AMAZING. What a talent and what a great reminder. x
wow. that was one of the most beautiful videos I’ve ever seen. sentiment, photography, animation, music and all. about to paint the wobble.
Although I wish I’d seen that video ten years ago, I’m really happy to have seen it now, years after navigating my way through a lonely patch. Beautiful, comforting, and uplifting video, everyone should see. Thanks for sharing.
This is so healing and beautiful. This will save someone’s life. Very powerful!
love, love, love every bit of this post…and the video! ahhhh…
This is so inspirational, it could easily become life changing.
A truly wondrous video. As someone who loves spending time alone, i applaud anyone who champions this and how important it is to feel good in your own company.
Thank you so much for posting this video. it has inspired me, and now I am going to post this on my facebook to show some friends that think it is not ok to be alone.