the world is changed...

This first line of the book!:

"You put two things together that have not been put together before. And the world is changed. People may not notice at the time, but that doesn't matter. The world has been changed nonetheless."

"We live on the flat, on the level, and yet--and so--we aspire. Groundlings, we can sometimes reach as far as the gods. Some soar with art, others with religion; most with love. But when we soar, we can also crash. There are few soft landings. We may find ourselves bouncing across the ground with leg-fracturing force, dragged towards some foreign railway line. Every love story is a potential grief story. If not at first, then later. If not for one, then for the other. Sometimes, for both.

So why do we constantly aspire to love? Because love is the meeting point of truth and magic. Truth, as in photography; magic, as in ballooning."

~ From Levels of Life, By Julian Barnes
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je ne sais quoi

When the music changes, so does the dance. ~ African Proverb


Sometimes you just need a little spark. That something, from the world, others, to kick start the next phase of exploration. Things just click into place, after being just out of place for a long time. We all need a reason to get up in the morning. But who actually stops to think about this, or what it might be? I believe in the power of intention, and putting out to the universe what you are looking for at its simplest sense. It's visioning, and it works.

What this spark does is breathe new life back into dormant rooms of life, refreshingly fast sometimes. After a long hiatus from listening to music for example, I am all of sudden wanting to do nothing but listen to music. I have missed it and have been waiting to get here, but needed something to make that leap. These life affirming experiences renew your soul and its purpose here, and flow blood to all the places that needed to wake up and come alive again.

The same concept as writing here- I have been thinking about these things for a long time before they actually come into fruition. They usually need a little push, some change, energy shift to get translated. Can you relate? I know some of you have similar stories Happy


The view from my window this morning

photo!

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love.

Can't sleep can't work can't do anything warm fuzzies that are at the beginning of any relationship (honeymoon phase) and are so undeniably tempting and all consuming.  

Just because you've had them before doesn't mean you are ever immune to them (if you are still human). They keep coming, nature's way of helping further our species, I can feel that in my body, truly. We may have even very recently been dragged through agony, heartache and pain, and yet we run towards the light with our arms wide open and outstretched, hoping that perhaps this time will be different. It has to be. We keep learning and growing and try to quit falling in the same potholes that got us into dead end situations, but we are nonetheless so imperfect, and still utterly our same, vulnerable, flawed selves when this new opportunity shows up at our doorsteps.

The kind that you can't not talk about to everyone you see. An enlightened education into what unbridled joy means.

Hormones flood our brains with confusion and rose colored glasses. It doesn't matter. There is nothing I could have done to stop this. And I wouldn't want to. For now, I'm letting the fire burn and seeing where it leads.

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