The Present Moment

 

IMG_4985We all experience bleak times where our hearts suffer from our ‘mindstuff’, our stories. Things can look lifeless and sadness can take hold. It’s good to notice it and feel it. At the same time, I remember that all things change and I will have the opportunity to rejoice again.

New Faces

The first to lift their faces to the morning sun, they bring joy and peace on a cold late winter morning.

The Light Upon This Earth

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The single most beautiful thing, is light. Here are the new pink Katsura buds illuminated by the moon, the Pink Moon, to be exact. Dawn is my happy place, that sliver of time between the healing darkness and the beauty of the light upon this earth.

Bliss

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Who feels happiness and bliss like a dog? He makes me want to go lie on the floor in the sunlight myself!

 

Winter/Spring

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We have had trickster weather this month. It’s still winter, and we’ll be buried in snow again quite soon. In the meantime I enjoy this breath of Spring and harbinger of things to come. She delights me!

First Light

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Tentative, absorbing, and playing shadows all around me: the morning light lifts my spirit.

 

Remember…to forget

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I had surgery last week, and have subsequently been living inside transformation. This has happened to me before: Whenever my body has been cut or broken open I have been overwhelmed with unfelt emotions and forgotten feelings. With days alone and empty of obligations, I am exploring and renewing, and becoming…..Me.

“To remember who you are, you need to forget who they told you to be.”

Dreaming

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While I love winter, for some reason I am dreaming of kayaking in the marsh. I am hungry for the sounds of birds as they fly overhead. I want to feel the water’s current pull me along. And I want to see the sun’s reflection build a world upon the water. What bliss, what perfection, alone with my thoughts.

Bookends

A Year to Clear, Minimalist, Simplfy. I am called to release what no longer serves me, and boy oh boy, am I letting go of stuff. Coffee mugs we never use, clothes I never wear, and books I don’t need to keep. And now the bookcases provide me with a creative outlet!

Celebrate

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Snow is lovely. Silent and soft and I so wish we had gotten more of it overnight. It’s still snowing so maybe we will!

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