We had no phone, no internet, no connection to the world wide webs
unless we went into town to the internet cafe – which we choose not to do..
We set out to be disconnected for the constant of it all,
the habit if you like – the none stop ringing’s
the “hang on I am just on the phone”
“hang on I just have to send this”
to our kids.
We turned off and in the process
we switched onto the best three days I can remember.
We played handball with the kids in the Sheep paddock.
We walked alot and made up games along the way..
We sat outside with the dogs in the sunshine and talked
about all the ways we could do the dogs hair to make her look
We feed chickens and collected eggs.
We feed the horse and checked the goats.
We had the fire on all day and all night.
We cooked delicious food and drank red wine.
We went to bed at 9pm
We laughed, and skipped and jumped and talked and didn’t.
The silence, we all had our moments of just loving the silence
of the kids playing outside in the sunshine discovering something
slimy or squishy or crawling or flying..
We were so present and were there with them for 3 whole days.
You can’t imagine the absolute luxury we all felt.
The kids played outside from morning till afternoon.
There was no driving, only walking.
There was no waiting only being.
There were no tears only smiles.
There was late afternoon rain
and then rainbows..
There was so much joy.
More than I can explain to you here.
There are now questions – oh the questions.
Then there are the choices.
Disconnected is my new 5 star.
I am not sure how this will all finish up really.
I am just so replenished with love that anything is possible.