As I write this, I am sitting by the rooftop pool overlooking downtown Bangkok. It strikes me in this moment that even the dense, urban hive of this city feels calm and tranquil on a Sunday morning. It’s the kind of peaceful that still feels alive with possibility, the kind of gentle breeze that holds secrets of inspiration, the kind of quiet that pulls gratitude from somewhere deep in your chest. There’s something quite special about Sunday mornings.
This kind of tranquil, introspective mood makes me want to share. And today, I’d like to share something from someone to whom I am quite grateful. In Blue, from http://makebelieveboutique.com/, who is a fellow manatee-lover (!), nominated me for the Sunshine Award last week.
I feel quite honored, seeing as her blog is incredibly soulful and introspective. Each one of her posts is a tiny morsel of food for thought, that leaves your tongue rolling over the thoughts again and again so that you can grok the fullness of her words.
Here is one I particularly like, pasted from http://makebelieveboutique.com/2012/02/12/1162/.
to fly or not to fly
Attempts to unravel the labyrinthian dynamics of art’s propulsion according to the categories of the reasoning mind will never replace the mystery with an explanation. The phenomenon simply exists. According to Jung, ‘the bird is flown’ when we attempt to explain the mystery….Shaun McNiff
Art Making & the Shadows of Your Work….
the strange shadows over treetops sometime between dark & dawn (always a miracle)
little baby feet curled around themselves
that peculiar letting go just before sleep (knowing it’s already gone)
the distance felt in a room full of beloved friends, like a dream
looking in night windows; glow & mist & warmth
walking with hands in pockets, filled with treasures; pinecones, stones, feathers
opening a book to the perfect poem
a song flies you back to a time of converse sneakers & blue nail polish
cold hands find a warm teacup & the world is perfect
suddenly aware that you’re being & not doing (oh, that’s so rare & good)
In our night-time, there’s always the electricity switched on, we watch ourselves, we get it all in the head, really. You’ve got to lapse out before you can know what sensual reality is, lapse into unknowingness, & give up your volition. You’ve got to learn not-to-be before you can come into being…..D.H. Lawrence
there can be no doubt when you tiptoe through your own life gently…