February 26, 2023
Wonderfully insightful writing Karen. Thank you. At some point I realized that often, when I felt the need for change, what I needed was to change "how" I was doing (vs. "what" I was doing.) Of course it was easier to change how I was doing some things than others (the most stubborn ones being the things that have to be done regularly which have morphed into habitual movements.) And, of course, when I change my "how" some "whats" just get left at the side of the road. So wonderful that you surrendered to both what you felt was to be done and how you did it. And I love the yellow stairwell!
Very much here for the wisdom in spontaneous urges! They do not get enough credit, imho. The body knows what we need...and that first photo of the sunken ice is so incredibly mind-blowing! Thanks for sharing your staycation adventures. Here for that long staircase to heaven...
I love the wonderful ice pictures. They really brighten up my day! I love the way you tell your stories.
I so like the quote with which your essay opens, Karen! The change in color of your stairwell is beautiful & dramatic! It is now a warm, inviting stairwell! I must congratulate you on tackling this big task. The photo of the female Merganser is very lovely. I had always thought that all female birds were dull colored compared to the males. That is certainly not always the case, I'm learning. Thank you for sharing this very thoughtful, lovely essay.
Such beautiful photography AND storytelling. Thank you Karen.
I love how cheery the hallway looks!! It certainly seems as if you're allowing your qi to move you, as well as connecting with the rising yang energy of the season. Here's to following that flow! :)
Love the yellow!!!! So cheerful👍❤️😍 glad you had a wonderful staycation 👍👏❤️😍
I love that you keep expanding to include more beautiful practices ❤️🙏
Love the sunshine ☀️ in your hallway
Inspiring! What a wonderful, surprising staycation. It seems to be all about yielding, and being present to the shifting nature of everything. The yellow is absolutely brilliant!
The paint job looks fantastic. Well done. I am discovering that more play is needed in my life. I learned this week that play can happen on a physical, mental and energetic level. Who knew!
What a lively post. And GREAT JOB with the stairs !
The yellow stairwell looks tons better. It's going to bring you lots of joy.