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Weaving life

This week I am reminded of the intricate web that life weaves, simultaneously delivering beautiful doses of the good within moments of unexpected doses of blindsiding bad. Life often steals away our breath, coming at us when (and in ways) we least expect. It is confusing and it overwhelms; it doesn’t make sense. Sometimes mere words seem beyond insufficient.

The good, the bad, the beautiful, the sad…all sewn into one interconnected net of life glistening, dancing in the morning light. It’s powerful, isn’t it?

This week, I hold on to reminders of what truly matters, to the faith that the human spirit (and body) can be resilient, to the gratitude for visits from friends I’ve known since I was wee (and who are in really amazing, exciting life places), to the example of attitudes and outlooks that seem nothing short of heroic.

It’s a week of sightseeing, sailing, eating, drinking, deadlines, cleaning, packing, catchup, visiting, the routine of life… all the while processing bigger happenings and praying for miracles.

Show Kindness

“Show kindness whenever possible. Show it to the people in front of you, the people coming up behind you, and the people with whom you are running neck and neck. It will vastly improve the quality of your own life, the lives of others, and the state of the world.”
~Ann Patchett

Leave the worry

(Trying!)

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Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.” ~Jose Ortega y Gassett

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Campfire hair

I still smell like bonfire from last night’s beach concert. I love few things more.

THIS is what I wish for my summer:

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(*For anyone in the Seattle area, the next installation of the Summer Bonfire Series presented by Artist Home will take place July 29….come along if you’re nearby! Last night was pure magic.)

Real You in You

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When freelancing is good…

When I get assignments!! (Thank you thank you THANK you. That dry spell lasted a wee bit too long for my liking…)

And when this patio can be my office:

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Or this one:

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When exploring new nooks in vibrant hoods becomes a legitimate part of my mid-day story research:

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It was a good week on many levels, and I am grateful. Happy weekend, y’all.

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