In the busyness it is extraordinarily rare to experience an ordinary accepting presence, thus, an extraordinary accomplishment. I have recently tried coloring, although it is "doing", it has opened an opportunity for me to be present for the younger me that has been hiding inside. My desire to build a relationship with the younger me has found validation in music over and over again. Sometimes I color while I listen, sometimes I just listen, and always a part of me awakens if only for brief moments before retreating again. I am learning to take more time for the loves in my life, friends, pets, relatives, and the couch!!!