The last week has been filled with me grading finals papers/projects with next to no energy. The second to last final I graded really moved me. It was for my Human Sexuality course and the student presented on intimacy during hospice care, as she is a hospice worker. She emphasized how hospice isn't just for [...]
Despite having cancelled plans with a few friends lately I did end up making it to a couple ballroom events I had tickets for this weekend. I got some feedback that my tango is getting better and I’m holding my frame more… what an interesting thing to realize—How you dance reflects a lot about you [...]
Oscar Wilde said: ‘Each man kills the thing he loves.’ And it’s true. The mere possibility of getting what we want fills the soul of the ordinary person with guilt. I’m reading The Alchemist again. Every time I do I get something else from it, relevant to what I’m going through at the time. I [...]
Beginning Over Again
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. The Great Gatsby What an interesting feeling: beginning over again. With some of my recent health issues I did [...]
Belize was phenomenal. I saw so many lovely sea creatures that I can’t wait to post about. Some of which for this first time ever! I seem to come back with more appreciation for myself too. It’s a nudge for self care so I can continue scuba diving and free diving. It’s interesting how caring [...]
Whether it's looking at the sea floor sand, coral, sea grass or up to the sky from beneath the surface beauty is boundless
Today is just one of those days I suppose
I have made a commitment not to do any work on Sundays and have kept it. I try to write creatively, read, paint, and incorporate movement into my day. Today I went on a walk in the sun, spent time with my boyfriend, spent some time trying to work on some creative writing projects, and [...]
I am never lost and only feel found, seen at sea.
If I could breathe under water I'd never surface again. The sand supporting my back as I rest Fading light filtering down No more cares of the world above I would choose fluidity Presence Consciousness and connection Beneath the waves I feel this more deeply.
Quote of the Day
No star is ever lost we once have seen We always may be What we might have been. Adelaide Anne Procter Though blocked, I do feel like I’m trying to get back to myself. And it is heartening to think there are many opportunities to reinstate your life’s work or narrow your pursuits. Refocus. If [...]