No. Not the one I apparently took 3 months ago when I stopped writing this blog.
A Vow to embark on a profound, life-altering spiritual journey. My soul knows no bounds when it comes to stretching beyond its comfort zone into the far off places of ethereal and seldom explored energy. I’m just that way. Always have been.
Ever since I delved into the masterpiece, Eat, Pray, Love (back when I had the time to delve into anything other than “Once Upon a Potty”), I too have wanted to leave my family and all those I hold dear, move to India and go within. Flee to a world of Silence. (Of course I would also like to eat my way through Italy first and gain an additional 15 pounds, because quite frankly, this year I am on a roll, but I digress.)
Silence – Meaning no speaking.
Not. A. Word.
I decided that this simply must be done to clear out the cobwebs that have clouded the nooks and crannies of my ever-so-chatty brain. And what better time to do it than when one is the caretaker of a two and three-year-old who are not in any camp or school and therefore spend all of their time at home
trying to kill one another playing Candyland, painting, crafting and enjoying many other family activities to enrich the rapidly expanding mind. They don’t need a mother who speaks to them. They listen to about 5% of what I have to say anyway. It is because of these wholesome practices that they have learned to be quite capable of going off and entertaining themselves in healthy, fruitful and non-violent ways.
So, it begins. Six days of absolute silence…My courageous act of Martyrdom.
Because I believe all shall benefit from the lessons I am about to learn from my walk into the far off depths of Solitude. While the children spin, yell, fist fight and roll around me, I shall remain untouched. Quiet. Stoic.
And I tell you this. Hear me and hear me well…
This choice has absolutely nothing to do with the two cysts that were sliced off of my vocal cords at New York Presbyterian Hospital while I floated in the abyss of general anesthesia and narcotics this morning.
It has very little to do with the strict Doctor’s orders to refrain from uttering as much as a word, whispered or non. Nor does it have to do with the threat that I will never sing again should I decide to disregard these orders.
I do this for me. For my soul. For my Family. And really, for the good of
All Human Life Everywhere.
Day one of the journey complete.
Don’t call to thank me. I can’t answer the phone.
Motherfog Fact-Check – All statements are true and correct. Except for the hogwosh about a spiritual journey. Gotta shut-up, peeps. And this stuff HAS to be documented for my children.