Hello lovelies! It's been months since I've written on these pages. I can't believe the last post was back in the summer. I can't believe my one kid is eighteen, or my Dad's been gone two years, or that Donald Trump is still president. There are a lot of things I can't believe but alas, they are.
acceptance and surrender are key to serenity. 🍁
My last post was called Monday Night is Garbage Night - which had to do with things we do know, like garbage night, and other things which are mystery like building a stick sculpture on the beach without caring how it comes out and trusting the creative process which is the stuff of life.
That summer piece ended with this:
We are an experiment in tenderness + trust + staying connected + keeping it real.🌀
I love that last sentence. I love the invitation it offers to be so very kind and gentle with ourselves. In a world where people are shot down at a music festival or praying in church, it's easy to be silenced and shut down. It's feels like the most logical thing to become a hedgehog and curl up into a ball and wait out whatever crazy shit is going on. But you can't wait life out. We're here, now.
It's been a shocking time.
Some days I am the hedgehog.
But even in a ball, it's tenderness and keeping it real, and connection that nourishes my life.
I know that this whole thing is an experiment in arms wide open, in giving and receiving
joy and love and beauty.
To simplify in a world gone kinda nuts.
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter...to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
- John Burroughs
Let yourself be thrilled today.
big love xo