Once it’s set a rolling
It must increase.
Charles Caleb Colton
Todays Music: Pete Seegar- If I Had A Hammer
Todays Music: Pete Seegar- If I Had A Hammer
“Adieu to disappointment and spleen.
What are men to rocks and mountains?”
― Jane Austen,
A restlessness arrived around Lamas, and continued to build as the moon moved toward Full Harvest. Maybe a bit of remaining DNA from a time when my ancestors followed migrating herds. Perhaps a glowing ember of desire to dance at Samhain burns. Or this lifetime of memories and mementos anchored to the seasonal tilt of the planet.
How do I reconcile the reality of being in an old woman’s crone body….with the delicious Moxie, and sense of anticipation, exploration, and excitement that Late Summer to Equinox offers?
With less weight in my backpack!
May you have an excellent week filled with calm, confidence and kindness all round.
Other places of interest in Sedona Arizona:
Today’s Music: When We Were Young- Adele (Live At The Church Studios)
“I have come to believe
That caring for myself
Is not self-indulgent
Caring for myself
Is an act of survival.” Audre Lorde
Cognitive Restructuring, Surrender, Retreat, Rest and Relaxation. Time Out, Closed, Psychic Battery Recharge, Treatment, Havana Health Spa, Stay-cation, meditation, or chakra realignment…whatever you want to name it, the need to get quiet was upon me for quite a few days running. The townhouse got a good spring scrubbing, and seasonal go over of the maintenance completed. A family birthday celebrated,
Stack of books bedside
Hikes, naps, and large quantities of hot spearmint scented bath water.
Temporary severing contact with Chris Matthews, Dianne Rehm, Gwen and Judy. Thinking I may avoid them until after the November Election Cycle. Binge watching The Last Detective in that hour gaps, Dangerous Davies and Mod Lewis my news hours best friends. Sunday New York Times lingered over for several days.
My ‘camera as companion’ bond is feeling normal. Milkweed Bugs on Bindweed Blooms, Tourists glide by the kitchen window early in the morning, the mesquite tree blossoms, first hummingbird shows at the new windowsill feeder. These are my days. This is what we (the camera and I) saw:
Time with a photo and journal archiving project that has me attempting to organize a lifetime of photos and writings stashed in liquor boxes, file cabinets, and shoe boxes. Trunks, envelopes, folders, computer files, frames, albums, between book pages, and at the bottom of dresser drawers…their varied safe keeping indicators of the stability of the particular time period in a long lifetime. Surprises, recollections, so much in the photos. Material for Connors Reach shows up just in time to resuscitate the gasping muse.
Seeing so many photos and perusing so many years of journals, seeing clearly and knowing I should have trusted earlier and more deeply in the Universe/God wanting nothing but the best for me and that difficult periods were transient situations I was involved in, the situation was not who I was. Never got too comfortable with bad times, and always was determined to do better, but boy did I white knuckle it through some of those changes, I now know, unnecessarily. It’s good to see that the majority of the photos and journals reflect an excellent life.
And oh, the importance of self care. Of adequate rest and periods of renewal. “You burn your candle at both ends, Sputnik.” my Father used to scold me. I both learned that burn pace of life from him, and learned it’s dangers, when he passed too soon. The quality of my work, play, relationships, spirit, and lifestyle all improved dramatically when I learned the importance of going quiet and self care.
Events long past, captured in fading photos, and scribbled pages. To zip drives, clouds, and digital photo frames this most excellent life of mine goes. Sweet Terry and I sharing a lot of laughter as much of the story these treasures express, is his story too.
Playtime with the Pic Monkey, watching each sunrise, sunset, and phase of the moon. I return to you today energized, curious about what everyone is currently sharing, and feeling renewed in my desire to create.
Peace to each and every one.
Today’s Music: Fiona Apple “Container” ..theme from The Affair
“Tse-ping” -Roxanne Swentzell
Sanata Clara Tewa, 1991
“We are all centered around the Earth
We all come from the Earth.
We are all eating out of the Earth.
Because of that,
We all become one family.”
With Earth Day showing up right on schedule, I thought I would use the words and photo of Roxanne Swentzell’s sculptures ” Tse-Ping” for this week’s WordPress Photo Theme: Dinnertimehttps://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/dinnertime/
A day at the Heard with the many Indigenous Cultures displays is every bit as good as a day in the Wilderness to remind me of just how silly, but dangerous, humans are in this belief we own and control our beautiful planet Earth. What do I believe? I believe that as a species, we are perfectly capable of making this perfectly gorgeous and life sustaining planet uninhabitable for our particular species. I also believe we are perfectly capable of embracing our Mother Earth with love and respect and creating a planet that is the model of habitability of all inhabitable planets. Species in all of space will long to immigrate to Planet Earth. I could certainly do better with my impact on this planet, this space. Reducing Food Waste is on my action plan for the week.
Today’s Music: Wayra- Voices On The Wind
This gift of being able to witness sunrises over the Mogollon Rim.and that same sun traveling the sky to set over the Mingus Mountains is a real indication to me the possibility of the Grand Finales this old part of my life is offering full tilt boogie.
Seasons: Share an image evocative of the weather or represent the current “season of your life” in metaphor.
This is a smart and very popular weekly themed photo show up on WordPress. No pressure, no stress, just an inspiration for your creative photo leanings to be shared and admired by others who appreciate a good photo as much as you do, and a chance for you to see the surprise of how varied our perceptions of life is.
I’ve also placed this post in the Senior Forum at Haddons MusingsI enjoy a good visit over at Haddons Musings for the smart feminist essays, the positive and energetic style, and how connected Haddons Musings is with a community of interesting people. This is just an excellent and well done website to visit and be inspired by.
Todays Music: Chad & Jeremy – Everyone’s Gone To The Moon
“She was dangerous
I’d heard the rumors,
That she had a history
As a wild woman,
That she’d been married to a gambler
Maybe even been one herself,
That her past was scandalous at best
But who was I to judge?”
― Margaret Madigan,
Artists are inspired by and capture the world around us: sculptors immortalize people with statues; painters record events in their masterpieces. What about the other way around? For this week’s theme, find inspiration in a piece of art, and go further: imitate it:
Happy Valentines Day to everyone. . Gambling on love definitely worth the risk.
There’s more of Vegas in Photos: Las Vegas Nevada USA
Todays Music: Kenny Rogers – The Gambler
You Can’t Blame Gravity for Falling In Love- Albert Einstein
Today’s Music: Let’s Dance David Bowie