Wednesday, February 26

dear winter

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It is so tempting to write a letter to Winter right now.

SO tempting!  I really have a few things I want to say-- but am wondering, is it worth it?

We are in the last week of February -- do I even bother getting into all of this now instead of simply letting things roll out and shift into Spring? A big part of my inner work is accepting what is -- and so, if I were to start a dialogue with Winter in all the ways it has been busy when I wanted slow and spacious days it wouldn't be so much of an argument with Winter as a tussle with LIFE, -- specifically, my life.

And, let's be clear -- my life is a flipping dream.

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I know we are not supposed to be happy (for fear of jinxing it or for fear of retribution -- "your life is good? HERE let me throw some mud on you, oh annoying one"), but I think that is what I would be saying in my note to Winter.

No, I don't like the cold and yes I could easily spend the rest of my lifetime here on planet earth without ever experiencing snow again-- but, really, it doesn't much matter. There is just so much to enjoy in a given day and whatever Winter didn't bring me (three months of uninterrupted hibernation, for example, ahem) it was most generous with the sunshine.

Damn, did we have sun.

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Wherefore the busyness, you might ask--- well, aside from the regular Squam programming, we have had three online workshops going on.

Harriet's was full out fabulousness and I am way behind on posting the hearts people made-- but oh, they are amazing.

Pitch Perfect is open for registration -- and something was brought to my attention that I didn't see before:  how helpful this is not only to people trying to break into publishing-- but any kind of networking, writing a cover letter for a job, etc.

Knowing how to nail a perfect query letter is such a useful tool in life and Sissy has this dialed in to a science--- so I didn't even see that benefit to it when we put this class together. (I know, am obtuse -- discuss amongst yourselves . . )

And then, of course-- there is the Magic of Myth which, OMG.

That's pretty much all I can say. OMG.

We have just finished filming the first three weeks and I am so deep in the JOURNEY of this. (plus? we shot it in the most gorgeous, goddess-y loft/studio and that amped up the twinkle light mojo, most definitely).

This material is definitely where my heart has always lived-- deep in the mystic -- and to be able to bring it to such an amazing group of spirits--- from all over the freaking world -- we have people in the class who live in Kenya and Germany, for god's sakes . . . well, it feels amazing.

I am also? Tired.

I have to witness how much I pour myself into my projects and understand when I flatline after. Because, in this same time frame-- I have sent out my novel to the world and the feedback is now rolling in and it is illuminating a whole NOTHER path of amazingness that is coming toward me.

So, busy. Happy? Yes. Tired, yes.

Oh and on Friday, I shepherd the sweet dogs up to NH where they will spend the next 10 days with Dave as I head to Vancouver Island on Saturday.

The hell? Vancouver Island? Can someone please explain this to me? This trip is 100% intuition/impulse inspired and I have no ego/mind rationale -- in fact, right now my ego/mind is in an uproar at how kee-ray-zee this all sounds.

But I am going.

I am off on an adventure. A swift drop into the slipstream, as it were.

May it be peaceful, easy, graceful and FUN.

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Oh, this life.

And can I just say how MUCH I love that you are along on the journey with me? 

bisous, e

26 comments:

  1. Enjoy Vancouver Island! And, I need four seasons. Why? Because by August I'm sick of my t-shirts and sandals and by February I'm sick of my sweaters and boots. A girl needs a lot of outfits. :-)

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    1. Kat. Me too! I will fess up to winter being my favorite season ;)
      I loathe humidity.

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    2. YES -- Kat, you are every wise and oh so RIGHT--- 4 seasons are wonderful and the simple truth is winter in Providence is nothing like WI or NH . .. so it's all good. xo

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  2. FUN. Fun is my companion word for March :) You + Me, always parallel. I hope you experience the most unexpected joys and happy surprises on this trip to the other side of the land. I think you'll need me to come cook & nourish your soul for a weekend early May, before you go all out for June. You're busy, mama! The good kind of busy. Love you. xo

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    1. YES YES YES--- I definitely need your cooking to nourish my soul-- plus your full out laughter! it's a date!! maybe late April? May is already getting a bit filled up, alas . . xoox, e

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  3. I live in Vancouver now and it's glorious over here, trust me! Enjoy/recharge! Get to Tofino if you can!

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    1. oh Bridget!!!! yay for glorious!! YAY! I will google Tofino-- I will have a car so if I can-- I will---- I just heard last night there are lots of dolphins being seen right now . .. woot! xoxo, e

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  4. Snow?! You must absolutely NOT complain of snow when it kindly allows you to take such beautiful photos of it. You must always have snow, please! :-D

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    1. ohhh! yes. I think we could shorten your admonishment to "you must absolutely NOT complain" period. I am so blessed and all is perfect for sure--- it's just when a person gets tired . . . you know? just send me off to bed. xoxoxo, e

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    2. and you DO know I will be in Edinburgh for three days in August-- YES? August 3, 4, 5 -- so will we meet in person THEN, darling girl?

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    3. NOTED! *big fat huge happy dance!!* I will make absolutely sure I'm around those three days so we will definitely meet, no question about it. It will happen, and I am DELIGHTED! Oh, I have the biggest smile on my face right now :-D

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    4. (You'll have a full itinerary, I'm sure, but at some point in those days you are here, I will meet my old friend BP ... This is so exciting!)

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  5. Oh, how this post makes me smile :-)

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    1. YOU make me smile, Rita---- !!!! xoxoxooxox, e

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  6. I need to learn how to live a life similar to yours while working a stressful job. I am trying and there are glimmers of it, but to live a life designed by creativity- ah, that would be buttah!! I love reading about the way you are living- it gives me inspiration! I love all of your pictures too- it has been a winter wonderland up there, hasn't it? I have always wanted to go to Vancouver Island- enjoy your adventure!! Oh, and I cannot wait to read your book!! xoxo

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    1. I can't wait to SEND you my book--- !!! can you imagine how thrilling it will be to share it with you? *swoons*

      "that would be buttah!" my new favorite expression-- love. And, oh honey, I HEAR you -- I do-- I am no stranger to stressful jobs that pull down on our ankles-- keep the vision-- keep following your heart-- keep open and you WILL move into the life space you most want to live in-- I promise!!! DON'T focus on the stressful job. What you focus on gets your energy-- keep your mind OFF the stress ful focus--- instead, to the best of your ability-- keep yoru heart energy flowing with thoughts and things in front of your eyes that give you pleasure-- beauty and light-- and then you will keep drawing MORE light, more beauty to you and soon that stressful situaiton will be in the past cause it gets no focus . .. xoox, e

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    2. I will do the happy dance to read your book!! :) Yes!!

      Your words are so right about where I put my focus- I am hearing this and soaking it in. The vision is where it starts. Your advice is so true and I must remember these truths. Thank you, dahling (I'm in the South after all)!! xoxo

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  7. I am amazed at your LIGHT... I can feel it beaming off the page as you write. Let me tell you how much you inspire me. Well, let me just say simply that, you inspire me. You have a way of sharing your journey and it's magical, comforting, courageous, enlightening and INSPIRING. I wish you fun on your adventure (I have Bilbo Baggins running off on his adventure in mind as I type). I also wish you rest and lots of magic. Love to you dear one. xxO

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    1. ohhhhh GERRI !!!! my sister-- my SISTER !!!! love you so so so muchxxxoxoxoxo, e

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  8. I have just been catching up with your posts. Your light and energy is amazing and inspiring. I love the advice to Eileen about focusing on the beauty and goodness in your life and that is what you will draw to you. I need to practice this more. I am in a stressful situation right now and I seem to be having a small pity party, focusing more on what is wrong. Need to stop and and focus on the many blessings in my life. Thank you for the jab! You have a book???? When and where will it be available? You always inspire. Have a wonderful trip!

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    1. ohhh thank you Brenda!! yes, I know what you mean about stressful jobs-- I truly do--- I guess I just feel with them (and stressful people) that they are already sucking my energy so why give them ONE bit more? you know? keep my thoughts off them and give myself thoughts, or things to look at that make me feel good---- I promise to let you know when/where the book becomes available!! no worries--- oxox,e

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  9. oh, dear e, have an amazing adventure!
    all of this...one big adventure...always a delight to read your words.
    and the light, always the light...
    xo

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  10. As much as I would like to write a letter to Winter complaining about how it's overstayed its welcome, I can't. Because most years I write a letter to Winter complaining about how it has underperformed (too warm, no snow, too grey, too much rain). Winter has overachieved this year, except for the snow bit. But perhaps it will take care of that early next week.

    Have a fantastic trip and enjoy the slipstream! xoxo ~~T.

    PS: I cannot *wait* to read your book!

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  11. I'm a total 4-season girl. Somewhat of an anomaly in the South, I actually really love Winter. With that said, I'm starting to be ready to move it on in to Spring. The perfect temperate weather, the breezes, the flowers, and hiking. I'm enrolled in Magic of Myth and have been reading my butt off, and am SO excited for the class to start.

    Enjoy Vancouver Island! I don't know if you've ever been, but it's beautiful. Depending on what area of the island you're on, it's very peaceful & almost wild. Have a great trip :)

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  12. I am absolutely ready for spring. Our winter here has been brutal. But, the SUN...the sun has been glorious.
    Have a great trip! xoxoxo

    And, I can't wait to read that book either~

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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