Another landscape in progress on the right.
I am surviving a basement being excavated across the street, a patio being installed by back neighbor and the usual round of yard crews and year end celebrations over at the school (accompanied by booming music out in the field). By 5 yesterday, I was fried. Today will be better because kitty-corner neighbor’s hedges are now trimmed (two hours yesterday, electric trimmer).
Oh, Dee…I feel your pain! Beautiful cloth movement.
It’s better, this lunacy, being shared. Now to find some optimism? My friend Maggie offered some… I just don’t believe the stuff I hear about Hillary’s assured win… do you? And that’s only one of the many — uck, never mind. The last photo I saw of you, BTW, you looked great.
The wind! Love your sewn wind images! another dichotomy: sewing down that which is blowing wildly? I take away political overtones… optimism? not great optiism, I am worried, too. I’m forcing myself to be optimistic. The first election I voted in was when back when Ronald Reagan won and I thought “ok, we’re doomed”. It was the start of the corporate takeover of our government, Not that that didn’t happen a few other times throughout history. But people voted, people elected their congressmen and senators. But that first Reagan win felt like “The People” chose money over [what] matters? I was very skeptical then and I am now, well… what am I now? I think I feel that us working stiffs have been “had”, and I am only encouraged by Bernie supporters and Elizabeth Warren. The Trump-ets are p.o.ed for the same reasons I am (minus a love for guns) – but what solution do they seek? The Donald? Which poll numbers to believe for what reason (based on what questions and what demographics?). ugh. But I do think Hillary (with Wall St. in her pocket) will win. All else is bluster. my 2 cents.
The image of a wind-blown house upsets the sense of solidity and security a house usually represents. Now there is nowhere safe, but maybe the house will land and take root in some beautiful but as yet unsuspected place.
I can try that ‘beautiful, unsuspected landing place’ idea on today. See how it feels.
as Clarissa Pinkola Estes said in her Letter to a Young Activist During Troubled Times-
” …One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires … causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these — to be fierce and to show mercy toward others, both — are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.”
Writing that one down. God, Mo, you really know how to find the quotes and say what is needed.
here’s the link to the full text-
Man, Mo you ARE the quote queen!