Just This.

Via on Dec 19, 2012


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We are busy people.

We make the bees look like slackers.

But sometimes, sometimes I remember and catch myself when I’m going in a thousand different directions at once,

(and multitasking, even though it makes me stupid)

and remind myself of two words that calm me.

Two words, that like have a pulse like rhythm and bring me back to the present moment.

Two words as a mantra:

“Just this.”

“Just this.”

“Just this.”

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And I will start the water, let it run and let the steam hit my face.

I will slowly undress and take the day off with my clothes.

I will slip into the too-hot bathwater.

I will breathe in the soap and steam and my own scent.

I will let my muscles relax into the heat and finally, slowly exhale.

I will stop.

I will just do this.


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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4 Responses to “Just This.”

  1. edie says:

    Love it!

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