Sunday, June 26, 2011

family adventure



fabulous light

So wonderful to be on vacation with lovely family this weekend! Soaking up seeing relatives I haven't been with in way too long and enjoying the gorgeous surroundings. Times like these really soothe the soul. Just wish my sweetie could be here with me. Hope you're all having a nourishing weekend as well!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

self care adventure

Threads of a Story exhibit

I'm no runner, but getting through this June I'm reminded of watching the Boston Marathon as it pounded past my apartment years ago. At this point my head is down and I'm concentrating on the finish line. While I know there is magic and beauty going on around me, most of my focus right now is on endurance. Self care is having to take the front seat - conserving my energy and making sure this introvert is getting enough silence, solitude, and stillness. And story. So while I'm delighted that the second exhibit is up and looks beautiful and has been received with much inspiration and delight from the public, the best parts of this week for me have been these quiet hours of restoration, alone in my house with my sweetie, sleeping until I'm not tired anymore, watching Somewhere and Blue Valentine, catching up with my Sun Magazine reading, volunteering, getting in my 750 Words a day (thanks for the amazing tip, Molly!), and keeping up with my meditation and stretching daily practices. Oh, and capturing some images that delighted me...

iron gate and steps

watch out!

horseman on the hill

culture clash

Yes, that is Ganesha on the right:) Have a wonderful week, everybody! And a very happy Father's Day to all you wonderful dads out there!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

opening adventure

evening lantana

It's such a wonderful thing to be halfway through my June duties! One exhibit and two programs down, one exhibit and two programs to go. And I may be deluded, but I think the "worst" is behind me. So I feel myself turning to what comes next. I'm really excited to have more energy to put toward my own projects. My soul has been crying out for more attention and so here's what's on the agenda:

The Slice of Life Project starts on July 11
The Centering Prayer Course starts on June 30
And after watching this video and listening to the call Christine mentions in it, I slept on it and then signed up for The 40-day Fear Cleanse, which starts on June 22

Plus, my sweetie and I are talking about long-term plans to visit Venice, which has coincided with my desire to confront my fear of learning foreign languages and got me to check out Rosetta Stone recently. So, looks like I may be learning Italian soon, too. Yeah, it's kind of a renaissance over here these days:) I'll keep you posted...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

relief adventure

So as I mentioned last week, there's been a project that has been looming over my head for about a year and a half. Every time I thought of it my stomach would drop and I'd feel a sense of dread so strong that my brain would pretty much stop working. This project felt completely overwhelming to me. So I tried something new. I asked for help. A local curator helped get me pointed in the right direction and a talented graphic designer and friend made it look consistent and beautiful. And so here it is (not a great image, but what I could quickly snap yesterday with a patron in the gallery). Hooray, it looks like an exhibit! And it actually tells some great stories. I'm really pleased with it.

Envisioning a Great Library exhibit

In addition to the show opening, I also coordinated a couple of big programs last week that went well and the folks attending seemed to have a great time. I certainly didn't achieve perfection with any of this, but my heart was in it all and open to it all, and I was OK with the glitches. It felt more real, alive, and interesting.

program flowers

And so now I have a wonderful day of rest, which also happens to be my 17-year wedding anniversary! I feel like the luckiest lady on earth today. Thank you for everything, sweetie!!

flowers from my sweetie

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

shining adventure

I love this organization, as you well know:) It's full of wonderful people like this sweet friend:

favorite place