It would not be right, after all she’s written, to lament for too long her departure from this world, because it was the inevitability of that departure that inspired so much of her work. . . Thank you, #maryoliver
Been telling my little one for years that I’d read one of these books. Guess which one? . . Thanks, @bartsbooksojai for the rainy day browse through your stacks!
Perspective is everything, and one day we’ll look back and laugh about it. . . #songaweek #newsong #lunchbreak
January 15. Is it time to take down the decorations?
Last year, the Thomas Fire ripped through here. Now this green. . . The Journey . . Above the mountains the geese turn into the light again Painting their black silhouettes on an open sky. Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that first, bright and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. Sometimes with the bones of the black sticks left when the fire has gone out someone has written something new in the ashes of your life. You are not leaving. Even as the light fades quickly now, you are arriving. — from House of Belonging by David Whyte . . #createandflow #createandflow2019
Are you listening? What do you hear? A teacher once told me, while a prayer is about asking, meditation is about listening. . . Excited and honored to head out today to co-lead with Darby Orr our 5th yoga & creativity retreat. It’s a weekend of listening and developing our visions for this new year. .
“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” — Frederick Buechner . . What’s your heart calling you to do? . . Photo by @giraffeinwhite
Finally got around to watching California Typewriter, with Tom Hanks and John Mayer and now jonesin’ to get this Hermes 3000, that my grandpa brought out to LA on his last visit, tuned up. . Who here has seen the film? @californiatypewriter
Liner notes from “Cover Me” on my Something Pretty Something True album. Even after all these years, still love the way this song came out, sexy, soulful, clarinety. 💙🎶
Just sitting here waiting to hear news from the guitar doctor about the state of my Guild’s healing.
What’s a giant shadow of a chair between friends? . . So fun to hang in the shed last night with bass player extraordinaire, Mariana Iranzi. The groove on my albums, SOMETHING PRETTY SOMETHING TRUE and ON THE DASHBOARD OF A SHAKY CAR, is all her. She and I toured together through New England and the mid-Atlantic states. God, I’ve missed you, girl! You and your never ending gourds of maté. .
Right from the outset, some years feel bigger. I just have a feeling that 2019 is gonna require a 5’ wall calendar. Here’s to a year of adventures! . “Let the youthful soul look back on life with the question: what have you truly loved up to now, what has elevated your soul, what has mastered it and at the same time delighted it? Place these venerated objects before you in a row, and perhaps they will yield for you, through their nature and their sequence, a law, the fundamental law of your true self. Compare these objects, see how one complements, expands, surpasses, transfigures another, how they form a stepladder upon which you have climbed up to yourself as you are now.” . . Nietzche
One of the most personally profound experiences of my 2018 was building a room of my own.
Spending the final day of the year reflecting on the last 365 days, feeling so grateful for the people who I shared them with, and daydreaming about my vision for next year. . How are you spending your last day of the year? . ❤️🎶🎉
Running to the end of the year. This morning, it was 39 degrees. I stood in the kitchen whining — “I don’t want to go out” — and my sweetheart said, “What’s the worse thing that would happen if you don’t?” . That’s what got me out the door. . It’s not about the running. It’s about committing to something, having the discipline, staying with the vision, showing up for what I have said I would do — run through the end of the year — even when I’m tired and it’s cold. It’s symbolic. It proves something to myself. It’s body/mind/spirit. . 6 miles done. Now off to teach my last yoga class of the year. . 🏃🏽♀️📿🧘♀️🎶💙