“Let’s do something that makes us feel that we’re alive! — There is a fire! 🎵 There is a firrrrre! There is a fire and it’s burrrrrning in my heart!” Thalia’s voice was raspy — crackling because of its duet with truck’s speakers on the five hour drive home yesterday. “There is a fire — there is a fire! Hmmmm-hmm-da-dada-da!”
“Turn that down! I can’t think,” Urania scolded.
Calliope’s eyes darted between her fellows. On one hand, she really enjoyed the music. And on the other, awareness told her that if they were going to share their sparks with others, they needed space to write today’s love letter.
“Can we tell them about the gift we received?” Thalia bounced like AA Milne’s spiral-tailed tiger. “And ask them to share it with others? Farrrrrrrr and wiiiiiiide? Social media? Email? Smoke signals?”
Words from Typist:
I’ve been noodling for almost 48 hours.
How might I pay forward my experience at the retreat — with all of you?
I know! I’ll share something about each of the kind and generous souls I met!
Explore what they have to offer.
Reach out to connect?
Open yourself to the magical math of engaging with the unfamiliar.
🎶C’mon let’s go now… Go for a ride!🎶
🎵Life is not tried, just merely survived, if you’re standing outside the fire?🎵
Meet Chris Palmore (the gratitude junkie).
Through our connection, I have learned that you cannot be grateful, and experience negative emotions at the same time.
How powerful is that?
In 2019, Chris invited me to contribute an essay to his book Dear Gratitude. Doing so was much like tipping over the first domino in a string of adventures. Without his nudge, I might not have ever published a book of my own. I overflow with gratitude for the inspiration Chris continues to bring to my life, and the lives of many others. Build a relationship with Chris at Gratitudespace.
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Kitchen towel: “I love how bacon just wraps around everything. It’s like food duct tape!” 😁
May I say, dear lady, that your hairdo looks WONDERFUL!
Although the radiant smile backed by a radiant sky doesn't do it any harm.
Noodling, huh? 48 hours give or take, but one search result says that is catching catfish barehanded! Insert hand into water; wiggle fingers (the noodles); then when the catfish nibbles insert entire hand into fish’s mouth and grab him by the gills! Your exciting life never fails to send me on near-daily searches. And I wouldn’t have that any other way. 😁
Bobby’s reading was masterful! Garth Brooks’ song was a perfect fit to your actual fire circle. And I always so enjoy getting to see a face/person to go with a name, Chris Palmore. The note below the picture about the video, on my phone, took me back to Bobby? No offense intended, Bobby, but I was expecting something about Chris?🤷🏽
Perhaps after 48 hours of noodling catfish, finger sensitivity might get chewed to the nubs! And all silliness aside, I hope the northward gathering was all you hoped it would be, if not more.