Friday, September 1, 2017

Just saying

I read the horoscope most days ... and then move on.

But some days I go back. Because there's something there. Like today ...

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Contraction is the natural reaction to the cold or hardness of either external or internal circumstances — a narrowing of focus and life. Now what will you do to counter it?

I have been focused in for the past four months. A combination of daily existential dread engendered by both national and state government malfeasance. But also the joy of being with our newest grandchild, watching her make her way into this wonderful, crazy world.

And so, stitching and blogging have flagged. What will I do to counter that?

It has taken months to get to this point. It will probably take months to get back out.

Thank you for your patience as I make my way ...

8 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i think it takes a lot of energy to maintain some kind of equilibrium between such clear Joy and Dread. Facing both and
feeling them wholly, and just going, in the midst.
realizing that the circumstances of the Dread are not just temporary, but
will be ongoing. Learning then, new ways to move within that.

so...we Love. i guess that's my bottom line that seems to be the Only
line.

Marti said...

I don't blog but I do read many and what I have come to know, what keeps me coming back, is this:

Those of you who so clearly and deeply share your lives, your art, your creativity, your thoughts, your knowledge, the ups and downs of your days, your loves, joys, sorrows, anger, activism, hopes, dreams, humor and worries- these are the touch stones that keep me coming coming back because they tell your story connecting in such strong ways. In so doing, I see my story.

Barry Lopez says, "We keep each other alive with our stories. We need to share them as much as we need to share food. We also require for our health, the presence of good companions..." So no matter when you are here Liz, I will be here...

Mo Crow said...

your "imagine peace" pin holds so much hope for the love of our beautiful broken world

alsokaizen said...

I believe I understand ... the world is innundating us right now in all the ways isn't it? I find it hard to find my footing day to day. It helps to have others to go through it with, hold them tightly and gently

Liz A said...

It is an unending wonder to me that I can throw words into the ether and receive comfort in return ... thank you all

KAM said...

each day as I pin your stitched word on cloth to my shirt, I remember the tender friendship that came with each stitch...if you write, if you are silent, always you are with me and I with you

Hazel said...

Take care of yourself, dear Liz.
Wishing you gentle going.

Dana said...

I too have been floundering for a while and am trying to work my way back. Good luck to us both. I'm so happy that your grandchildren form such a focal point of joy in your life.