Holding Pattern

Greetings, dear readers.

I am in a holding pattern right now. That term came from aviation, meaning the repetitive flight path of an airplane staying in the same airspace while waiting to land. It is taken to mean a waiting time, going in circles while not really going anywhere.

I  think there can be a different meaning. Holding the pattern can also mean getting into a routine and jiving with it. Waking up at the same time, the same coffee in the cup, the same chores every day, the same drive to work. When I’m lucky – It’s a groove not a rut. Holding the pattern leaves some thought-space for other things, the creative spark has a little tinder, a few dry thoughts tucked under the branch of familiarity, ready to burst into flame.

Suddenly, what was routine becomes the soil for creativity and being in a consistent pattern means time at the end of the day to capture the spark.

Having some space inside that routine, the spark will catch. You never know what’s hiding behind familiar moment, suddenly new.


TV Test Pattern By Denelson83 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1067498

Readers, I hope what is holding pattern for you is a place of contentment, with the occasional sweet surprise. Do keep well and safe – I am grateful you are here.

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