Day 14 into the month. Places and faces encountered as potential lasts for some time to come. Heightened focus on the conversation, laughter, the choice and taste of the meal, the space, the people wandering from here to there, and the embrace.
I’m fortunate that there will be more times to chat with H before I hit the road.
Daniel, one of the CS3 crew that makes the space the space, was a potential long-term good-bye. So glad he was at our table, offering his usual spirit and attentiveness.
These IN people and spaces are part of me, extensions of my good life.
Into day 13 of final countdown to the move to North Carolina. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but for some reason today time seems to be moving much more rapidly.
Feeling of the day: panic. Much prefer thrilled!!!
What I can say for the day is that creativity is born of necessity. New ideas for solving some logistics issues are being formed. Idea generation is one of my favorite things, so I best be embracing the opportunity to develop new ones for myself, even if I thought the original ones would work!
Gratitude: Supportive suggestion. Fam and friends are my touchstone.
Life altering events mark this date on the calendar harsh and tremendous.
A passing that continues to offer a jagged pain within my heart followed the birth of a beloved nephew some years earlier. Breathtaking, both. This combination of loss and life renders me torn asunder and pulled together yet again.
This year, October 4th, I worked a music event at a local art gallery. Infusing deep felt emotion with sound and art. And I looked up. Grace.
This is not just a tree.
This is Her tree.
Other acts of bravery have followed,
but nestled securely in the bend of the branch,
scared and exhilarated, three feet above the ground
exclaiming “I can do it!”
as the grip on her mommy’s hands loosened,
this was her first.
Her tree has served her well. It has been
sanctuary, leaves shadowing her on her perch;
Counselor, holding her hopes, dreams, woes,
quietly listening, leaves softly rustling in response,
offering comfort and protection.
Her tree mirrors her beauty, the rich color and
steadfast majestic growth of the tree reflected in Her
brilliant eyes, strong shoulders, far reaching limbs.
Each sway in the wind; both remain rooted in love.
Damyanti Biswas is an author, blogger, animal-lover, spiritualist. Her work is represented by Ed Wilson from the Johnson & Alcock agency. When not pottering about with her plants or her aquariums, you can find her nose deep in a book, or baking up a storm.