I was shopping with Ashley when she was about ten years old and we passed a karaoke event going on in the center of the mall. I wasn’t much interested but Ashley was curious so we paused and watched for a few moments. The emcee for this event announced that anyone who would sing into the microphone would receive two free tickets to a family play at the prestigious Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville. Ashley said, “Do it, Mommy! Do it!” I replied, “Not in…Continue
I had an interesting conversation with Dan about emailing versus a phone call. He was amused I had spent quite a bit of time emailing back and forth with my dear sister-in-law. He said I used to just pick up the phone. True enough. Then he asked, "Do you speak better with your fingers or your lips?" Without hesitation I said, "My fingers!" He was surprised I responded like that so readily. I explained that my true gifting lies in writing.
He ought to know. Many…Continue
I am a very sensory person. I touch, I smell, see, taste and hear....in the extreme. I don't think I am any different than most people but I do work to increase my awareness of things around me. You can too. In my Be Your Finest Art Creative Play Journal I give examples of exercises you can do to stimulate your senses; put them on high-alert.
Jewel sang a song about Hands. “My hands are small, I know, but they are not yours, they are my own.” I used to play it over and over. It seemed to speak to me.
Recently, while riding in the car, I noticed a finger on one hand was hurting from a small cut I incurred while chopping carrots for a hearty chicken soup. At the same time, I noticed my other hand smarting from a burn I received soon after the cut, while removing two fragrant quiches from the oven. Those tiny aches made me…Continue
I like small. I've lived enough years to be pretty knowledgeable about myself. Or at least you would think so. I have been reading a fiction series and the protagonist is a woman who loves her small apartment. She talks about it in loving terms of how cozy, efficient, practical and cute it is. Her references to how much she enjoys being at home in her small space and how she enjoys her small office, has been rattling around in my head for about a month. I know why. I have…Continue