Let me sum up.
From Carol: Each day is an adventure of massive proportion, as new surroundings bring me to awareness of old habits, now rendered irrelevant. I’ll try to express a few of of the shifts I’m experiencing, even though they seem deeper than words, at times.
Community: I’ve always wanted it, and now, I’m having it, but not in a form I would have ever imagined. I haven’t found “my” house, but here I am sharing a beautiful place with others, basking in their generosity, and returning it as best I can. We are finding exchanges that work and grow as we do. One of the “give-back” things I’m doing is cleaning the cabin roofs here (mossy mossy) — and Beloved has made a beautiful Moss Garden of my leavings:
Organic Approaches to My Work/Plurk: I’ve had these wonderful opportunities to play/work with others in ways that are more fluid than “SCHEDULE this!” It’s a delight, and something I’ve often pondered over — how to manage more fluid use of time when others might have more rigid schedules than I. I’m reaching a balance that I like.
Working With the AMAZING BEINGS! In the few weeks since our move-out, I’ve worked with children, survivors, and people who want to GET ON WITH IT — all populations that I’ve known I am “meant” to work/play with. I am creating the life I want in a way that seems seamless, easeful, and in a way that I’m feeling out, rather than thinking out.
Living in the World, Seeing Humans, and Animals, and Trees, and Mosses, and Cabins as living beings. I feel renewed to myself and to everything around me.
Reading back on that, it seems a wholly inadequate sum-up — but if you look at the Moss Garden — that reflects what I’m experiencing — complexity in small, working its way into the cracks in my being, finding the light, and the water. Beautiful, and worth a closer look.