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After a lovely day spent with friends, good food and lounging in front of an open fire, today feels more subdued, tranquil even. The street is quite, no cars filled with people rushing off to church, family visits or other trips, no kids squabbling over chocolate eggs and even the pigeons that normally ‘gurr’ seem to have lost their voices.

My morning has been peaceful and relaxed, I spend a luxurious amount of time lingering over a cup of tea and a book. Very opposed to yesterday where my morning was filled with family chats and baking an Easter loaf.

But somehow I feel energised, excited about the day that feels filled with promise. And I can’t help but think about the German saying “In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft” (There is power in tranquility). Although I am a little unsure of what that may really mean, or how it may express itself, I am willing to wait and see.

And so far it has worked out well, I have managed to make my bed,  put on a wash, hang it up, clean my floors and even write this blog without breaking a sweat or feeling it was work.  Inspired by all this  “doing” I think I will  bake another loaf just for myself and maybe even break in the new paint brushes I bought last week in an attempt to reignite my passion for painting. But before I do any of that I have a little project I have been meaning to do for a while now and think today is the perfect day to take a few minutes to do it, let my energy create a little something new.

Like that wonderful Moody Blues song Higher and Higher puts it so well:

Climb to tranquility, finding it’s real worth, conceiving the heavens flourishing on earth

a home baked eater loaf

a home baked eater loaf