Many people are all bent out of shape over their huge array of unfinished projects. That is an issue, no doubt, but equally important is to watch what you start because you may fall into a rabbit hole so deep, you will not come up for air for years at a time. A huge idea requires a large commitment of time. Excuses pop into the mind like jack rabbits. For instance: None of us know how much time we’ve got. How do I know I’ll get a chance to finish this? There are so many other
.When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
…………~ Mary Oliver Here #constant #world #over #bride #MaryOliver #true #life #CWWOL20120301 #amazement
. Denial It’s so easy to keep walking,
to keep working, to keep talking,
without thought of why we do it
only wanting to get through it. But then a red tree rises before us
while the stars all sing in chorus.
It’s like nothing we’ve heard or seen
and makes us more than we have been. And yet, we assume we’re not enough,
somehow lacking the right stuff.
How much has this world been denied
by those simply too afraid to try? ………~ Carol Wiebe The Red Tree Sees #Denial #re
. I found this pic of a small piece of cloth I once painted, and got a craving for painting some abstracts. Blue Painted Cloth This is how it works for me: I follow my cravings, and use the appropriate skills I already have, or experiment with new ones, in order to satisfy them. I do not consider it a problem to have a large menu of skills and techniques at my disposal. It just takes a while to work my way through practicing them all. There are people who employ the phrase “j
. Love Knot It’s too easy to just play it safe, to try and keep things quiet and serene. The spirit feels caged by such an attitude. Mary Oliver understands this. Spring This morning
fell down the side of the maple tree like a tuft of fire
a wheel of fire
a love knot out of control as they plunged through the air
pressed against each other
and I thought how I meant to live a quiet life
how I meant to live a life of mildness and meditation
tapping the careful
Sometimes we are fortunate enough to encounter something ~ a book or a painting, a thought someone shares with us ~ that contains so much, has such import for us, that one can only marvel and laugh. Why laugh? Let me explain it this way. I have two marvellous grandchildren who continually astound me with their creativity and the observations they share about what goes on around them. When an especially apt comment is made, my first reaction is to laugh. My granddaughter once