Saturday, December 13, 2014

expression adventure

rodg and stan

By far the most fun event of the week was attending Free Form Friday in a new performance space in Centennial Park, hosted by Metro Parks Nashville and Arts in the Park. I love seeing Metro do creative, cool stuff showcasing the amazing expression of Nashvillians, in this case the Voight-Kampff Duo and work by our good friend, Stan Link! Having just opened two shows of local artwork at the library, I was delighted to shift to the creative world of music (plus there was a great visual component provided by Dig Deep Light Show). Rodg and Stan played one of Stan's pieces based on a bagatelle by Beethoven that they performed together last year and it was fun to hear it in another venue. Such a treat to be nourished by so much creativity!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

full adventure

look up

What to say? So much has happened since we last spoke. So. Much. Some of it was hard. Some of it was simple. Underneath all of it was love. And now I feel like I've hit a patch of smooth river after crashing down the rapids. Here are some things I've seen and enjoyed in these past few weeks of this glorious life. And have I mentioned how grateful I am for you? Because I am.

golden leaves

fall rabbit woman

look down

fall crocus

Sunday, October 26, 2014

overwhelm adventure

fall flowers

I know, not a new theme. And this time I can't even blame it on school because I dropped out last month, thank goodness! If I'm feeling overwhelmed between work and life then I can't even imagine school being in the mix.

Here are some things that have been helping:

These words of wisdom from Wayne Muller - love that man! He is so the voice of reason, now how to integrate it...

Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser

What's In the Way Is the Way by Mary O'Malley

A Field Guide to Happiness by Linda Leaming

If it feels like I've disappeared, I apologize. I'm having to concentrate on keeping the home fires burning these days, but this can't last forever, can it?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

fall adventure

fall flowers

Boy, you sure would think I've been at Squam from this picture. As you can see from my posts from 2012 and 2010, this is my usual motif. While I've actually really craved being at Squam Lake on these gorgeous fall days, I took this photo at one of the farmers' markets I visited this morning. And it's a helpful reminder that I don't need to go far to get insights and messages. These days they're coming for me, with so many reminders to take it slow, to find the ease, to let go into what is, and to enjoy all of it.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

friendly adventure

love is all around

I've been thinking a lot lately about something Einstein supposedly said, which goes along the lines of: I think the most important question facing humanity is, "Is the universe a friendly place?" This is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves.

You can see which way I'm leaning...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

ease adventure

crepe myrtle swirls

I've had the good fortune to see a couple of great movies lately and thought I'd mention them here in case you're looking for something fun to watch. One you may well have heard of, and in fact may have already seen. If you haven't, I strongly encourage you to do so. It is The Grand Budapest Hotel and I want to go live in that world. Even if it is surprisingly tragic. If you like Wes Anderson, my guess is you will love this movie.

The other I'd be amazed if you've seen because it doesn't immediately look like the movie that it is. It is Best Man Down and at first glance it looks about as deep as The Hangover movies, which on second thought may have some depth, but hopefully you know what I mean. It is not that movie. It is amazing. And it is currently streaming on Netflix. Caveat: you know if it is Lizzy-amazing, it will be sad and weird. But you should watch it.

I think that's it from me for now. Catch you next week!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

there and back adventure


We were away last weekend and the internet has been down all afternoon, so this will have to be short and sweet. We had such a fun time visiting family and these photos are from a special afternoon of exploring the Chihuly exhibit at the Denver Botanic Garden. It is wonderful to get away and see dear family and it is always interesting to come home with a fresh perspective. Right now I'm just feeling in love with my life. It may be a little unusual, but it fits me to a T and I feel quite grateful for it. Also enjoying a great book, The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, and finally watched The Way, Way Back this afternoon and loved it. Good stuff, my friends!

chihuly 1

chihuly 2

chihuly 3

chihuly 4