Oh dear my dears, I’m coming to you from the land of the sick and the home of the wrecked, where wee Waits and I are both laid out with a killer cold. Dang it! I got sick in Portland and thought I’d had my share of illness for the season, but apparently that just left my immune system weakened and susceptible to the bug that swept through preschool this week. Ah, life with little people!
So this is going to be a pretty stripped-down send-off. My brain is foggy and fuzzy and other alliterative adjectives (see what I did there?) and oh hey, can you tell I’m a bit delirious?
I’m going to post this Amanda Palmer talk again, because I suspect that you didn’t watch it, and I really think you should. I’ve been watching it over and over this week, as well as listening to this Macklemore song, and something is happening in the back of my brain. Some thread of understanding, something, something . . . connecting the dots. I’m wrapping my head around living a creative life, I’m thinking about making art (in my case, writing) in this modern world. I’m thinking about how you can possibly make a living doing what you love. I’m thinking about community and the power of the Internet. I’m thinking thinking thinking . . . connecting the dots.
Please watch this.
And now for the good stuff, it’s time for Le Love List!
I’d love if you joined in our little Friday ritual, where we take a moment to look around at all the awesome things in our life that we might otherwise take for granted or gloss right over. Pensa Positivo!
a lazy morning at the Venice Beach farmer’s market on the most perfect sunny breezy beachy SoCal day .|. dinner with new friends at Cafe Gratitude .|. grilling a whole mess of farmar veggies, but especially this portobello which was marinated in Montenegro Amaro, coconut water, Braggs, and Kentucky BBQ sauce, oh. em. gee. .|. working on superfun summer projects for the blog .|. daydreaming and scheming and imagining a better way; imagining dreams coming true; daring to hope .|. when a phone call can change your whole outlook .|. when my car battery died and my dear friend and neighbor had to help me push it out of my driveway so we could jump it and we were huffing and puffing and I had a full-on giggle attack and couldn’t stop laughing while trying to push with all my might .|. finding that friendship again .|. MUSIC. all the time. no more talk radio, no more podcasts. MUSIC. .|. dancing. sometimes alone, sometimes not alone .|. dreaming of Italy, some day some day some day .|. being alone, belonging to me .|. when Waits is sick he gets oh-so-sweet-and-snuggly, and I LOVE it .|. going on a cleaning binge . . . FINALLY (oh the shame) .|. being exactly where I am right now, in this very moment. Present.
Alright guys, now it’s your turn – let me know what you’re loving this week!
This happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, feel free to just introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!
I hope you all have a spectacular and sick-free weekend! Get out there and do something wild!