"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Monday, December 17, 2012

As simple as that

Slow and simple went the weekend, with silence filling the spaces between wandering thoughts. When bad things happen, I only know to be silent. I only know to possess the ones in pain deep within folds of compassion and empathy. In whispers I pray to all that surrounds me, trusting that it's easier to give in to the unknown than to try to find understanding, reasoning, or blame. And then I have to let it all go.

I had all kinds of plans this weekend, but the boy came down with another sickness on Friday, changing the pace of our days. We stayed in all weekend baking, watching holiday movies, and even had visits from good friends who gave me a wonderful reprieve for a few hours on Sunday. And the preciousness of time has not been taken for granted. Today, both kids are sick and I hold them close just a while longer.

I spent a lot of time writing and Unravelling this weekend, preparing my soul earnestly and intentionally for 2013. As I contemplate a word for next year, I soon leave behind the word "Open". It was a perfect word for 2012 and I feel nothing but deep gratitude for a year that changed my life in every way I know.

While wandering around the web this weekend, I came across these words by Ira Glass about growing creatively, in case you haven't heard it yet...



And it is, as simple as that...

Monday Love and Weekending...

xoxo

15 comments:

  1. hope everyone is on the mend and feeling better now.

    ira glass is genius in my book. that is all. xo

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    1. thanks Amanda :). Yes a genius indeed!!
      xo

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  2. i feel just as you do. i love that you can always put it into words so eloquently for me to read. i hope you enjoy your week of care and love to your sickies. xo

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    1. Thank you Anushka, you are always so kind...
      xo

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  3. Your last few entries sound as if you feel lighter--less heavy, but also more full of light--than you were feeling for a while. You were doing some pretty intensive head-work at the time, it seemed like. Head work is important. Are you doing heart-work now?

    This seems to be a natural progression, starting with the "open" word of the year, and moving to "accepting." I often miss that transition, searching instead for understanding (the head thing again). Thanks for the reminder.

    And of course "loving," even through the inevitable times of pain.

    Love seems to underlie everything you write, which I suppose is why I pop in every couple of days to see if you've added to your experiential repertoire. Love and light...not a bad place to begin a new year.

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    1. I think I have moved into the accepting phase and am relaxing into "don't think, just do". The panic has faded, and the uncomfortable and unknowing is ok. But then again, who am I kidding, it's in my nature to want to overanalyze and explain. So I know it will be back to check on me soon :). Love, yes, without it I would just be a meaningless hunk of walking flesh :).

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  4. Your weekend sounds needed and good. Blessings to you MJ.

    xo,
    Claudine

    p.s. Ira Glass is incredible. I saw him live. Amazing.

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    1. Oh wow! That must have ben awesome!!

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  5. oh, I hope you all get well in time for the holidays xxxo

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  6. i am SO over sicknesses. we're on the tail-end of ours now. i do hope you get a break, but of course, it's a sign of needing quiet, slowing down, our bodies do what they have to do. sigh

    there's a big gap after "in case you haven't heard it yet..." for me. will look it up.

    hugs + healing

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    1. Hmm, someone else told me that Mon, I checked it again and it seems to be fine on my end....

      Is the video missing to anyone else?

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  7. Always such a breath of fresh air to come here and see your beautiful photos and warm words. Wishing you the very best in 2013

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  8. reading this post couldn't have come at a better time. thank you thank you thank you!

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  9. I LOVE this by Ira Glass. I stumbled on it a few months back and so enjoyed revisiting it. I understand the silence and your heart sounds so full, the not understanding, the letting it go...all the truest marks of faith and love. XO

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