Life has been so incredibly jam-packed with activity, I've had no time to consider sitting down and scratching out a few words. Not good. Well, the jam-packed activity is plenty good... the not writing, not so much.
I tend to get restless when I've not written something out for awhile. Starting to feel that twitch and its looking for some creative flow. I'm just going with a groove here, have no gameplan for the words, only that they're flowing.
Maybe a listification will inspire something. Or not. Here goes.
As I have observed life in slices over the last several months I have discovered that (a) weather patterns are actually affecting our tiny corner of the globe more and more, and it's evident; (b) working on tearing out an old deck in warm-rain downpours is actually quite cathartic and healing to the soul; (c) I can wield a crowbar like a construction worker (don't mess with me, yo); (d) I love shwarma; (e) also live music concerts; (f) I don't think I'm using semi-colons properly, or maybe I am as I will find a way to make all these points a common thread back to the initial point (which is my self-discoveries); (g) grammar rocks sock, just sayin'; (h) my kids hate when I attempt to talk street (well, actually, they secretly love it, they just pretend that it annoys them); (i) powers of persuasion can be softly executed and still have enormous impact in the work world; (j) I still hate linoleum; (k) refurbishing a backyard is like refurbishing one's soul; (l) being barefoot in grass, soil, sand, does that, too, and brings a healing touch to an ailing body; (m) asking questions amazingly sparks answers, often through means unexpected; (n) one can never over-rate solitude, it's necessary once in awhile; (o) my creative sense has been reawakened and I wish to express it through an artisitic endeavour (not sure what yet, though); (p) the more one gives - rightly, without attachment or expectation - the more one receives in return, unexpected; (q) being detached from expectations is liberty a thousandfold; (r) saying 'no' once in awhile creates a beneficial currency in one's life; (s) good things come on a timescale that cannot be measured, but are always just in time all the same; (t) little things remind that suffering is optional and it's all in the mind, all of it; (u) quantum physics is astounding, amazing, mesmerizing, daunting, profound and beautiful; (v) love is grand (and noble, and right and true); (w) family is a treasure; (x) a spruced up backyard makes a soul feel good; (y) I still miss the water; and (z) setting down burdens is a mighty fine feeling.
I've a heart of gratitude for the good things going on in my world. Some stuff's hard, lots of stuff is nourishing and fulfilling. Other stuff is a challenge. All of it is stretching my soul to ponder and grow into whatever awaits.
"Each man should frame his life so that at some future hour, fact and his dreamings meet." ~Victor Hugo~
Thoughtfully lounging under the Tuscan sun - sipping a deep and bold red wine, nibbling on brie and bread, looking out over a vineyard from a white-washed picnic table in a vintner's backyard - is what I dream of. I'm setting the frame as I type...
"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time." ~ T.S. Eliot
It is the seeker's hope, yes.
Hex N0. 55 ('abundance and fullness'): This fortuitous hexagram implies a time of clarity, prosperity and completeness. Like lightning piercing through clouds, success can strike with incredible speed and force. However, the wise person remains cautious and knows that success often comes with associated dangers. Spend your success wisely and save portions for a time of need. Abundance can come and go. Stay in contact with the person within. You are your own best kept treasure. You are what you are seeking, and always have been.
Hmmm. It shall be a good year, this one coming forward. Change, clarity, integration, fulfilling experiences and exploration. Travel through landscapes and mindscapes. And heartscapes. And learn from all of them. Let the adventure begin...