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I forget myself sometimes

but I always get little reminders.  I am always here, I simply choose to forget.  I get lost in the game of where to go, who to pursue, what to do.  I get lost in the meaning of it all.  I get lost in the love and the hate. I get lost in the ‘getting to’.  I forget about the here, the journey.  My creativity falls away.  Sponteneous creation, authentic here-ness.  It feels too far away to grasp.  I am lost in the questions, the problems, the options, heavy loads of possible solutions to each equation.  Many forks in the road.  A heavy burden, my whole life.


But even during these times, I feel a lot.  So much.  From the soothing rhythm of a song.  The beauty of a magnificent flower in the middle of the bustling city.  The way the sky looks.  The sound of a birds wings. The escape into wilderness.  The beauty of a persons energy.  The massage of a stream of water. The complexity of an unspoken dynamic.  The endless connections of cause an effect, the infinite creation, and the nothingness, the emptiness that all things share.  I am forever changed.  And even when I forget myself, my ability to create,  like much of these past few months, I am always still here.  My self, the self I have become, who deep down embraces becoming, now has the gift of being reminded every day how beautiful life is.

I’m still here.

The Sunshine Award-my first nomination!

Thank you so very much to MoJo of Momentum of Joy for thinking of me.  My first nomination ever!  If this doesn’t push me closer to the habit of writing more frequently, I don’t know what will.  She has been nominated for a slew of awards lately, and for good reason.  Check out her absolutely inspiring and open blog, and feel the light pour in!  http://momentumofjoy.wordpress.com/

Here are the rules!  (I guess they’re more like…guidelines)

1. Include the award logo in a post or in your blog.

2. Answer ten questions about yourself.

3. Nominate ten other fabulous bloggers.

4. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog, letting them know about the award.

5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

The Questions!

1. What is your favorite color?  Oh man, I have a challenging time picking favorites.  I’m going to go with a color scheme instead (I do what I want! Bahaha! Ahem.) and say purple, dark green and dark blue.

2. What is your favorite animal?  Sea Otter!  I don’t feel the need to justify myself here.  Seriously c’mon, just tell me this guy doesn’t bring a smile to your face.

3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Super pulp-heavy OJ.  Seriously, just mash up an orange and give it to me, I’d enjoy the hell out of it.

4. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?  I went on an anti-internet rampage a few months back, and deleted both from my life.  Though I have to say, If I had to have one back, it would be Facebook. I miss the stalkability.

5. What’s your passion?  Expanding my awareness.  Growing this brain thingy with more openness, love and wisdom.

6. What’s your favorite pattern?  Hmm I’ve never really thought about it.  Can spirals be a pattern?  I like spirals.

7. Do you prefer giving or getting presents?  Both, OBVEY.

8. What is your favorite number? Oh ummmm.  I really don’t have one.

9. Favorite day of the week?  Sunday.  Sunday vibes always seem to be relaxing, rejuvenating, celebratory, and full of morning fun like coffee and brunch and waking up slowly.  I love morning fun.

10. Favorite flower? Purple with white Daisys.  Simple, but I love them.  I never get tired of walking past them in my neighborhood.

Here are my picks for great inspirational, thought-provoking or downright hilarious blogs !











Thank you for doing what you do.

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