Listening to: What was with the androgyny in the 80's?! (And yes, I loved this music.)
Bliss: Finally ordering some of this for one of the rooms to see how we like it. Remembering, just in time (HOW did I forget?), to order lily bulbs. We'll plant them in early November. Oh, how I have learned that I have such a love for lilies.
Do you ever read something that makes you stop breathing? That feels so instantly familiar and at the same time, brand new? That makes your heart beat faster? When you come to the end, does it make you gasp or quietly say "oh, my..." out loud on your front stoop, sitting in the fall sun?
That just happened to me when I came across this Rilke quote, from this delightful little book:
You have to live life to the limit, not according to each day but according to its depth. One does not have to do what comes next if one finds a greater affinity with that which happens later, at a remove, even in a remote distance. One may dream while others are saviors if these dreams are more real to oneself than reality and more necessary than bread. In a word: one ought to turn the most extreme possibility inside oneself into the measure for one's life, for our life is vast and can accommodate as much future as we are able to carry.
I LOVE THIS!
My partner is always telling me that it doesn't have to "take time," this healing, this growing, this knowing, this awakening. No, it can happen in this moment, in this instance.
She is right.
And I love the idea of being true to our biggest, most amazing, most vast selves.
Stop being small versions of ourselves. Right now.
Stop not painting, not writing, not dancing, not singing. Right now.
Stop denying your dreams, holding your breath, waiting for the magic pill, the magic cure, the magic person. Right now.
What mountain, what ocean, what sky is in you, waiting to be born?