Sunday, November 3

simple things

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One thing I know for sure about this whole 'posting 30 days in a row' project:  you're gonna see pretty quickly (if you didn't know this already) that my life is dialed down to the simplest things.

I live a very simple life.

And yet, even as I write this, I know that the less I do, the less busy I am, the slower I go -- and oh dear lord do I put the LO in slow -- the more worlds upon worlds open up to me;  the moment that I am in expands more deeply.  It makes no sense at all.

I was talking with Sarah the other day and we were puzzling over this very thing.

How does this work?  And by work, I mean-- how does it work this way?

Why isn't the opposite true?

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Yesterday, Daisy and I drove out to Warren --  a little town just past the beach where I have always taken the dogs for a walk.  There really wasn't much to this outing --- we'd been to the beach hundreds of times before and all I was planning on doing was nooking about a bit in Warrren which I have only just discovered.  

Simple, you know?

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the path to the beach

I really don't know what to say.  Simple.  Not simple.

The light.  The colors.  The feeling.
It was so warm I was in a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers.
Daisy went for a full body swim.
It was poetry.

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As we walked about, the sky shifted and more colors popped up.  The seaweed was so green it looked like a grass edging to the surf and the clouds just went crazytown.

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Once Daisy was thoroughly waterlogged and sure to fill the car with the aroma of wet dog, we headed to Warren.

It's about a five minute drive from the beach and you have to go over a little bridge to get there.  Fun facts:  former home of the original Samsonite factory;  first location of Brown University.

Houses were built in the late 1700s and the streets are super narrow.  As a result, most run one-way which makes navigation a bit twisty.  And oh yeah, the trees are mega old. 

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Okay. My 20 minutes here are up.  More tomorrow . . maybe I'll tell you about my adventures in real estate hunting or my thoughts about the beauty of woodstoves.  Hard to know-- just gonna show up and spill whatever's on my mind -- talk to you then.

Oh, and be sure to do some intention setting today!!  Light a candle, take a few moments to get clear about what you want to release and what you want to call in. 

Super powerful new moon + solar eclipse.

a demain.

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bisous, e



12 comments:

  1. Autumn is simple, not simple. I've been stunned by the colors this year (but I say that every year). I'm surprised I haven't driven off the road looking at the trees, or the reflections on the water, or trying to see what kind of bird is flying overhead. And I treasure your daily posts. Just sayin'...

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    1. ohhh LOVE that you are here with me-- and I am SO with you on the "driving off the road" the colors!! my god--- not to be believed . . ..

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  2. Thank you for the direction of intention setting. I am going to file away a bit of time for that. I have had a most productive day so far, and am chomping to get back to it. A lovely break was needed, and your words were THE PERFECT place to escape. This is such a gift. xoxo

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  3. The simple lives are the most beautiful :) I have a feeling this month of showing up in this space and simply being is going to hold much beauty.

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    1. oh gosh Corinne-- I can only hope so-- part of the simple is that there is so little to say. So much of my day is observation, you know? but THANK you for the encouragement-- gonna do my best, show up and trust that's enough . . . oxox

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  4. "Simple is smart"—as my bosses used to say :). It's a shame the idea of "simple-minded" has a negative connotation, as I think things would be a lot smoother if everyone had a simple/simplicity mindset!

    Fall has always been the beginning of a 'new year' for me—feels must fresher than Jan 1, so intention setting is definitely on in full force!

    PS. That town is seriously adorable!

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    1. Me too! Fall is definitely my "new year" --- probably because I spent so many years in academia-- but you can take the brand-new pencil case out of the girl but you can't take the desire for a brand-new pencil case out of the girl. . . :))

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  5. Oh sure. You write a beautiful post, filled with beautiful words and images and I slap up some personal uterine humiliation. Trade ya.

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    1. *running to Lizardek's site* to read up on personal uterine humiliation . .. . :)))))

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  6. the simple yet not so simple...the expansion found in this space.
    it's amazing, non?

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    1. truly amazing-- not sure how it works, not sure I am supposed to understand .. . xoox

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thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e