To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. -- Emily Dickinson I studied flower arranging as a 4-Her in my youth. Using day lilies was an introduction to wabi sabi, a term I would not learn until many years later. What is blooming today, and only today?
The Terpening siblings met face to face in this month; we usually meet monthly via video calls. We talked about work environments. We visited in Paul's workshop. We discussed Beth's stand up desk. We are confident that for all of our days we will share creative chat, that we will listen to each others' creative journey. … Continue reading Listening Together
Always stay in your own movie. --Ken Kesey I discovered Kesey as a young adult. He can still create in me an odd exuberance. It is Easter Monday. Empty tomb. I am grabbing those big scissors, cutting fabric, and creating a good scene for my movie. What are you doing today? Are there any "alleluia"s in your … Continue reading A Year of Listening: Week 16
This is my year of listening. On Mondays I post a quotation from my collection, words that resonated the first time I heard them, and which continue to resonate. That is a plan for listening which I share with others. I also have personal listening that is about discovery. What am I hearing? I started … Continue reading A Year of Listening: to What?
I like shoveling snow when no one else is stirring, except the snow plow coming up the highway. Everything is muffled, except the scrapping of the shovel against asphalt, worked out in a rhythm that mirrors the movement of arms, feet, lungs. I am hoping not to fuel up the snow blower this year, but … Continue reading 2014, A Year of Listening