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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Trusting in the Process



My three sweet cats; Tara (ageless), Dot & Fiona (7?8?). The two tabby's watch with fascination as Tara drinks the magic flower water from the vase. There lives are full of simplicity and trust.

It's a warm blanket kind of feeling when things float along, don't you think? That was the kind of day I had today. It has been a luxurious bathing of day after day of nonchalantly moving the body from the bed, feel Lucy's cool and wet canine nose touch my cheek before lapping up whatever exposed flesh is available. Make the french roast coffee, no maybe sumatra? Make images with my iPhone. So much self care I almost don't know how else to live.

I am looking for work and today received my first return response and an interview set up for tomorrow! A locally owned computer retail store...the gentleman said, "Technical is not as important as customer service". Alright...I'm you're "go-to" gal. Although in the bell shaped curve I'd consider myself pretty geeky. Let's see what the universe has in store for me.

Natalie Goldberg writes in her latest, "The True Secret of Writing", "Tremendous unemployment right now. Take advantage of this time you can't find work. Slice into your worry, time for practice. You might be able to look back on this period with gratitude."
~Already am Natalie.

And this from Natalie too, "Gratitude can open us up. Stress believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down."

I think I'll go do that now.
Until next time.
Hugs
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Why I Left Facebook



I did it. I finally took myself off of Facebook. Why? Because each, "I think I'll just check my FB page", turned into one, two and three hours later. I had many wonderful iPhoneographers I was Following: there was the Hipstamatic group, the Parts &Process group. Then there were my recovery groups...anything having to do with buddhism and 12 steps and recovery. As it turns out, there are many iPhoneographers and many 12 step, buddhist recovering folks out there...around the world. After two and a half years, I couldn't keep things straight. Feeling myself way too thinned out. Flikr, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Eyem, MobiTog, Instagram. It's insidious/chronic/addictive and ultimately takes me away from "real time". You know, this present moment?

Now, as life has unfolded, I've actually met some amazing individuals, who I reached out to over the weekend as I began the process of shutting down the page. I believe I interacted more with these said individuals in 48 hours than I had in months. So, isn't that lovely? Something beautiful actually did become of all of this social  media overload.

Of course, I'm connecting with these same people on other social sites....Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr. But hey, that's alright; there was something about FB that kept me there for far too long. I realized I had expectations...way to many....of what? Being recognized, "found". I thought people would follow me like I was the next new white bread/new creative/iPhoneographer/writer, blah, blah, blah....

Letting go of expectations from others and having expectations of myself.
This means, more writing: HERE. More images: HERE. More connections: Here.

Welcome to a new moment in time.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I ask, Will you finish...

I ask, Will you finish this story and give the explanation?
You say, Yes. ~ Rumi


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Autumn


"....a glare that is blindness in the early afternoon, and glow more intense than blaze of branch, or brazier, stirs the dumb spirit..."


"...If you came this way, taking the route you would likely to take, from the place you would be likely to come from, if you came this way..."


"...if you came this way, taking any route, starting from anywhere, at any time or at any season, it would always be the same: you would have to put off sense and notion. You are not here to verify, instruct yourself, or inform curiosity or carrry report. You are here to kneel where prayer has been valid. And prayer is more than an order of words, the conscious occupation of the praying mind,  or the sound of the voice praying...."

"...What we call the beginning is often the end and to make an end is to make a beginning...
with the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling,
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."

Portions taken from "The Four Quartets", by T.S. Elliot


Aspens

Aspens
Bending Branch

Aspens

Aspens
Aspen Bark

Aspens

Aspens

Buddha Applied

Buddha Applied

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time
Silence

Silence Series

Silence Series
Silence2

Silence Series

Silence Series
Silence3

Street Photography

Street Photography

Train Graffitti

Markings

Faces From the World

Faces From the World
Bhutan

India

India
Folk Art Festival