Weather

Cold air.

Cold air. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Cold air. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

The air this morning has that ‘just blown off the snowy mountains’ feel to it.

And I haven’t even been outside yet.

Winter is here. It seemed to take a while arrive this year.

I couldn’t get myself out of bed this morning and yesterday I didn’t feel like exercising. It can be hard to get moving when it is this chilly.

I did, however, get going. I went for a run in the cold air yesterday and, of course, it was great.

A fresh blast to get the day moving.

Now I just have to get myself off the couch and out of the house.

No worries!

Love

Luke

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Some wood.

Some wood. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Some wood. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

Some wood burns much hotter than other wood.

How would you ever know that?

Unless you had a wood fire that you relied on for your warmth.

The stringy bark kind of wood doesn’t burn that well.

Redgum is the ideal wood, apparently…but we don’t have that on our property.

We’ve got a wood called Redbox, and that's a keeper that one.

It’ll burn long and hot.

Which is very good for making a house full of visitors feel warm and cosy.

Love

Luke

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Lovely.

Lovely. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Lovely. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

The sun was lovely today.

Through windows.

In the car.

On my skin as I hung out the washing.

Lovely.

Just lovely.

Love

Luke

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Hot and joyful.

Hot and joyful. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Hot and joyful. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

Summer.

Hot and joyful.

Scrambled eggs and a cup of tea.

Family trips to a river.

Crafting with the kids and water fights.

Warm nights under the fan.

Hot days in the air-conditioning.

It’s summer.

Love

Luke

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Being everything.

Being everything. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Being everything. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

When the light punches through the clouds in shards of joy

I can understand why humans invented god

What other possible explanation for this miracle?

How could this be explained

In any way

Other than an omniscient being?

I can’t help but wonder

If this invention

Made us separate

From the real miracle

Of people

Being nature

And nature

Being everything.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,042

Precious air.

Precious air. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Precious air. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

Air comes in and it goes out.

It is so precious.

I can’t really control my breathing (except for a moment).

I’ve got a better chance of influencing it.

In and out.

And that makes life possible.

Incredible.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,030

Optimism.

Optimism. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Optimism. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

I’m looking forward to today.

There is so much to sink my teeth into.

I really feel like I can get some things done this week.

And the sun is out.

Which just makes everything feel like it will work out.

I like how optimism feels on me.

Love

Luke

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Day 1,014

The sun is out.

The sun is out. Drawing Luke Hockley.

The sun is out. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

Today the sun is out.

I’m ready for the change in weather.

I’ve had enough of the grey cold.

I’m ready for light and warmth.

Love

Luke.

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Day 1,009

The nature of healing.

The nature of healing. Drawing Luke Hockley.

The nature of healing. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

It’s been a difficult winter.

I’ve had several colds a niggly knee thing and am just generally a bit run down.

I have this sense of a need to recuperate. To regenerate. To refill.

But, strangely, I also feel completely fine.

A little mystified as to why things are out of whack.

What do I know about healing right now?

I want…

To go to bed earlier, more often.

To eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

To spend more time moving.

To take better care of my home (the washing, the dishes, my personal admin…)

To have more down time around the house.

To have more time in nature.

I guess all I can do is try all that and see.

Love

Luke

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