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Respite

My Mama is turning 90 this Monday, June 24th. She and her twin sister, Ivor. After all these years, she still scolds me and cannot believe I don’t take a daily nap or ‘put my feet up for at least 15-20 minutes a day’.

Hannah Blanton, Sozo owner and her Mother, Hannah Phillips

Hannah Blanton, Sozo owner and her Mother, Hannah Phillips

Respite –break, interval, intermission, interlude, lull, pause, time-out, relief, repose, let-up

for the Weary–tired, worn out, exhausted, fatigued, sapped, burnt out, spent, drained, ready to drop, worn to a frazzle, pooped, tuckered out…

Any of these sound familiar?

MAY CEMBER made a big impression on me and I’m slowly finding some much needed respite. We sadly and unexpectedly lost my father in law, moved our oldest to Nashville for the summer, and watched our middle graduate from High School. And I cannot begin to tell you how many times I’ve driven our youngest to Huntersville for soccer, during 5 o’clock rush hour. (Hey toll booth that just opened, where were you last year, when I needed you the most?)

I want a “Mother Medal” and some rest.

Or to wave my magic wand and become European. They have it going on over seas and seriously honor their down time and create space to find rest.

Americans! Where did we go wrong?

We purposely curated this exhibit at this time of year to highlight some spectacular landscape paintings. Our goal was to pull you in to a much-need and well-deserved place of rest, quiet, and peace.

Our goal was to offer a space where you can surround yourself with artwork that reminds you to take a breath. To find rest. To pause.

To close out Respite, we are offering one final moment at Sozo to take a few minutes to yourself. Come join us on July 11th and dive into something a little deeper at Sozo. Join world renown Johnna Smith for some meditation and breath work and learn how to ‘self sooth, self reset’ when your beach vacay seems like too far of a drive to get away.

We’d love to hear how you plan to find rest this summer. Tell us about the space you are creating for your spirit and why.

PS- My Mama could likely do laps around you. A daily one hour afternoon nap is her superpower.

Dottie Leatherwood  Homecoming Oil on Canvas 30x48

Dottie Leatherwood

Homecoming
Oil on Canvas
30x48

One of Hannah’s favorite places - Lake Wateree, SC

One of Hannah’s favorite places - Lake Wateree, SC