I’m spending some time with ink, pigment and paper; attaching eye to shoulder, wrist and fingers. Never really doodled. New ground. Just fun. I also attempt to disconnect from the judge, critic, historian, reviewer – just being the do-er.
“The “Thieves Oil Story” *
Thieves-type oils were apparently developed from historical information about four thieves in France who would rob victims of the Black Plague (get it–stealing things off of dead bodies. Ick.)
They’d protect themselves from the plague with a secret recipe of natural ingredients including cloves and [...]
This little bit
the big, the bad, the bugly,
before the stories
blossom like buckthorn,
brambles, and burdock,
before the bark, the bite,
the braggadocio, before
the bitchin’ blonde britches
this little bit
An article from a Thriver, coach, writer, and friend of mine.
In it Jill asks:
My question for you today is: what are you practicing?
Fear? Love? Anxiety? Joy? Despair? Gratitude? Connection? Loneliness? Optimism?
All day long, we are practicing something. Consciously or habitually, with or without awareness, we are practicing.
Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha,
Gentle, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Kripalu,
Kundalini, Prenatal, Restorative,
Sivananda, Tantra Yoga, Viniyoga,
Laughter Yoga, Jana, Raja, Aero Yoga,
Acro Yoga, Goat Yoga, Beer Yoga,
and others, too numerous, undoubtedly.
(Sorry if I missed any style that YOU
have experi [...]
A Prayer Poem for Lydia Ramona
Dear Lydia and Ramona. Left and right.
Thank you for the time you spent with us.
We will wonder briefly about your trip home
and then, no more. You arrived. You left.
We are blessed.
With loving fingers we rub a magic oil lamp;
a loving kindness meditation of lemongrass,
frankincense, and lavender. The lessons [...]
Someone said, (a couple years ago) they (she) thought I might be (probably was/is) an artist. I first heard this in July 2015. It’s now late February 2018 as I write this. I’ve been buying paint, paper, and brushes, (in limited quantities), ever since.
Maybe, just maybe, I needed another, (just one more) tool before I start.
A few quotes from ….
A Mind at Home With Itself
If you think that someone else is the cause of your problem, you’re insane. You do the work on your own thinking, clean up your own mess, and the problem disappears. Life always becomes simpler and kinder when we questioned or stressful thoughts. These thoughts aren’t p [...]
Last night we went to chat about time hopping and parallel universes with a small group of folks in an old house undergoing wonderful remodeling.
We spent a lot of time in the new kitchen with wine, cheese, sausage, crackers, and roasted Mexican grasshoppers. Yep. With all the regular snacks available there did not seem to be a lot of interes [...]