there are fools who dance
& fools who watch the dance
if I must be a fool,
let me be a dancing fool
Personally, I love reading her posts because they have this seamless (<--ha!) way of weaving the nits and grits of life in and around her projects.
Oh, that most powerful three-letter word!
is it getting harder or easier to see the beauty?
Every day is a new beginning, but for those big life transitions, some days can feel like you are standing on the cliff of the unknown.
"the great crisis of art and of life is a crisis of love" l'inspiration de Marc Chagall
More would be even better because the REAL acronym to be using here is TGWF: Thank God WE are Fabulous!
So much for the dream of that 'quiet little knitting shop' . . . but maybe that's simply the nature of a creative endeavor?
"It really requires an open heart & vulnerability. (So damn scary to me). The more I practice letting my heart shine, the easier it becomes & I am the greater benefactor."
Be in this day.
Be in this moment.
Be in your life.
Find every bit that is beautiful and let go of the rest.
And if you have a chance at love?
Do not hesitate. Jump in as if your life depended on it.
Until such time as a powerful current of self-nurturance runs deeply and unconsciously through us, I would say, YES. Yes we very much need to be taking the time to reflect on all we are doing well and shift our focus off all that is not yet done, all that may have fallen short of our hopes and celebrate the wins.
"My New Years Resolution in 2009 was this: I am not going to do anything that doesn’t make me happy. I left a very good job and set out to find my bliss."
Here's to streets full of blossoms and hearts full
of lightness and time enough to do nothing at all.
This September, Squam is delighted to be hosting the first ever Taproot Gathering and let it be said, there will be much with the leisurely pace and much with the sumptuous breakfast (and lunch and dinner) as the focus on fresh, organic, locally sourced food will be at the center of this five-day retreat. And of course, as with all Squam events, you will have a wide range of classes to choose from, each more delicious than the last.
So I guess what I am saying is, my priorities don't often resemble those of the mainstream and that is sometimes hard for me. And then, I'll read a passage reminding me of the odd blessings that is the life of a drowsy fabulist and all of a sudden I am upright in the kayak, heading downstream easy as you please.