Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Found reminders

This was in the home of one of the places I stayed on my big adventure. Taped overhead in a stairwell, so the whole family could see it every time they came up. It's about 20 years old, the artist is now all grown and manages an alternative gallery in a liberal and energetic town.

The reminder is still valid every day. The clarity of children is pretty powerful stuff.

Minds, like doors and windows, best function when open.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

At ease

I'm working today, in the middle of a 2wk stretch. Normally, I'd be pretty frazzled, tired, weighted down. But no more, at least not lately.

Epiphany, wisdom gained or remembered while visiting far away lands and spending time with my people: It (the big, ubiquitous, all-inclusive It of living) doesn't have to be so hard. No need to hurry, worry, struggle, or resist the way things are. Reasonable and calm effort is enough, "enough" is enough, and moving thru the days at ease with oneself and the world around one has great value.

It's not only ok, but smart and healthy to sit on a handmade bench in the shade, listen to the grass grow and watch the world breathe. How is it we so easily forget that?

Slowing down, doing less. And surprisingly, more seems to fall into place of it's own accord...

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Entrances, exits, windows, doors...


Points and places of passage, not always clearly marked or defined, but worth walking thru and taking a look. Which requires an opening of the eyes, not a bad thing at all.

It's surprising what we can see, within and without, if we're willing to suspend everything we think we know, trust our senses and intuitions, be aware of openings, (however they appear) and step through them.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Places We Belong

Sometimes you don't know where they are until you get there, then it feels like coming Home and you wonder why you would ever go anywhere else.

The whole world as you imagine it could be just at the top (or bottom) of the steps. It's worth a slow stroll to find out; even if it's doesn't , it's a lovely day for a walk.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Before you forget how...

I went places I had never been before, though when I arrived they all felt familiar, known. Messages and reminders were everywhere, waiting for me.

I'm still pondering them, and will for a long while. No need to hurry, I think. Speed is highly over-rated.

Dreams do come true. I speak from recent experience, and won't ever again question the possibility that they can and will.

I am incredibly fortunate.

Travelogue: Beginning

Sometimes you have to go a long way to return to yourself.

I was going to say "find" yourself (myself) but more accurately it is "remember". If we are very lucky, we can drift far away, even out of sight to the point of disappearance, but miracles of a sort will happen and we are reminded of who and what we fundamentally are, once all the noise and chatter is quieted down.

Count me as lucky.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Returned from the Outback

Back from my adventure. The only way it could have been better was if it could have been longer. I spent time with members of my tribe, am revitalized, restored, re-inspired. I face the day with hope and optimism. And I am better and stronger than I have been for a long time.

Travel notes coming soon. The workday awaits, though not looming. There are so many more important things going on than how we earn our living.

Perspective is priceless.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Gone Analog

On safari, out collecting stories of far away places and lost tribes. Back soon.