Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Teacher Snow, Sensei Sun
In the beauty is loss too - I miss our birds - all gone from their precious avian life to another realm. They did like the snow especially if I gave them a nice breakfast of hot oatmeal with bacon grease and leftover greens and fruit - yummy! But no - they are not eating - they are being eaten. And that, dear readers, is that.
Life runs on apace or perhaps it isn't life that does so but we do so. We hurry off to our work, to our play, to our distractions, to our lives. What's the rush? Where do we think we're going? We just want to get to the next part - maybe that is the time when our life will really begin - when we will accomplish, succeed, triumph, love. But we don't get there. We stay right here in this moment - no matter how hard we try to get into the future it eludes us. No matter - we must be seen to be trying all the same.
I might go for a swim today - I have a bit of time this afternoon and my body would like that. It would like to stretch and move supported by the water and it would love to let its long muscles relax in the heat of the sauna. While I'm there I'll remember to swim while I'm swimming and sit in the sauna while I'm sitting in the sauna. I will do the thing we humans have such a very hard time with - being fully awake where we are in the time we are.
Right now - I'm going to out and take a few pictures for you all. A few photos of Teacher Snow, of Sensei Sun.
Odds & Sods
Please check out the newest brain-child of Elizabeth Spann Craig - Writer's Knowledge Database by clicking the button in the right hand column or the one I've embedded into the title. It is an amazing feat from a stellar thinker. Elizabeth is so genuinely generous with her discoveries - I think she is a wonder!
I've already started using it to check out how to do a shiny new synopsis for The Rock Walker. I'm shaking up my manuscript thanks to all the help I got. I have pulled the beginning apart and will put it back together in a new and hopefully knock your socks off way.
Carol Kilgore from Under the Tiki Hut gave me a wonderful award! It is the Aussie's Fair Dinkum Award for being ...hmmm...I don't know...fair dinkum? You know - a straight-ahead-speaks-her-mind chum is how I choose to think of it. Thanks Carol! I'm offering it up for EVERY SINGLE PERSON who comments here. Grab it! It is yours. I think the blogging crowd is full of us fair dinkum types and I rejoice in that!