This post may be a little jumbled, as it serves many purposes:
it is at once an update, a thank-you, and a vacation announcement....
so sit, and drink Geisha Green out of one of my verdant lettuce-y teacups, courtesy of a dear friend who grows dearer by the minute.
She sent two, and I wish upon wish we were drinking this morning cup together - soon enough, soul, soon enough.
When I go through my morning and daily routines, I find you, my readers and friends, all around my kitchen, around my heart...
There are gorgeous bits and bobs you've sent, letters peeking out of random places inviting a re-read and a smile:
a pause to remember just how deeply lucky I am to share this experience with you and in the process to feel such a deep sense of community and care, reciprocally.
Thank you for all that you are, all that you've become. To be frank, I have acquaintances here in San Jose, mostly from the yoga studio, but my life is so rich in friendship globally that I never grieve... I do look forward to this Thursday because I will see
Pam in Petaluma
Kelly in the far North
Natty in San Francisco.
I am taking a road trip. Now, one would think this might be a bit hasty, but I have to tell you: driving has long been one of my most beloved pasttimes... I drive to think.
Motor for clarity
switch gears for sanity...
I will NOT be this little hunched bean, eyes darting for every car, heart pounding with every turn.
As part of my healing, I began taking a wonderful form of therapy called EMDR, recommended to me by She who Runs with Coyote,
having seen firsthand its magic.
Yesterday was just the beginning of what will be a few sessions, but already there is relief and an increased feeling of well-being behind the wheel.
My chiropractor/PT guru is very excited about this development in my wellness program, because he says that 50% of the process of letting go (muscularly) after an accident is emotional.
In addition to these two components, I am also attending 3 Restorative Yoga classes per week to manage pain and practice breathing and I am getting deep massages.
Studio time is still sporadic at best, but man oh man are the ideas flowing out of my head....so many good ideas that require my patience.
This weekend I did a mock-up for my multi-track choral album concept: a verse of "It is Well with my Soul" with 9 part harmony, unmixed save for volume levels, but so gratifying in the result: this is going to work...
it may take years to complete as I will actually need to score it
I am off to work on a scarflette, this one announced its own concept to me last night in Restorative with a gentle but insistent voice.
What can I do but listen???
With love and gratitude,