My husband’s iPhone flashed an alert last night while we were sitting on the front porch, cooling off from a hot work day, drinking a beer. Some sort of App that he has that sends reports when they come in, no doubt. That alert said that a chunk of the sun had spewed out into space, and that some of it was going to be hitting the earth and cause possible electromagnetic disturbances. Maybe today. And nothing more about when, where, or what that will mean. I don’t have an iPhone, and I don’t watch Fox news or any TV, so I wouldn’t have known. Hmmm, maybe it IS better to not know about everything, cuz I was wondering about that all day.
Even if I don’t want to know about “THE BIZARRE INTENSE NEWS OF THE MOMENT”, I keep hearing about it. There’s something or someone telling you the latest thing that JUST happened, or is about to happen, that is kind of mind blowing. I mean, really, an electromagnetic storm? What does that mean???
So when I stumble upon things that I find quite amazing, to keep the balance, I like to share them.
This week’s “finding the balance” share is Eric Whitacre‘s most amazing project with a virtual choir.
So do yourself a favor: click below and bliss out,
I think that because life is so absurd these days, I am coming to a place inside myself where I feel at peace with it. Funny, huh? You too?
In spite of this, I can’t help but notice an occasional “odd thing” popping up on my radar every now and again. Like how the media has just about dropped any news coverage of the nuclear meltdown(s) in Japan. Like it never happened. Oh I know, I mean really, why worry us, the masses, about something that is out of control, right? It’s just that, oh, never mind…I will just not think about those kind of things.
Something funny that I saw and wanted to pass along…The Secret was a big thing a few years back, and there are people that I bump into who just “discovered” it and can’t believe how amazing it is today.
Like attracts like and it’s really as easy as that! Just wish for a new car, or even a check in the mail for a million dollars, and it will appear. I mean, it was all there in the book and you could even see people just like me and you who experienced it: OMG! Many, many people spent money and made the people who came up with this incredible idea very rich. Well, it’s no secret that the founders fought and sued each other over who would get all that money and no longer talk to each other.
Whatever your space these days, I do hope you feel more optimistic than pessimistic, and remember…during these intense times, try to do what one of my favorite new illustrator’s, Katie Daisy, says to do:
Being a woman over 50, I find that I can take a lot because I like routine and dislike change in my life. Take my computer for instance: while my husband and many friends (even my Mom!) have Mac’s, I got a free pc years ago and it’s been fine. Fine because my monitor is a Sony, my keyboard is ergonomically designed for my comfort level, and my genius trouble-shooter husband has made so many upgrades and improvements to it over the years, including keeping the much-needed virus protection up to date, that I am never really aware of any problems – only he is, and that’s Ok.
But all that changed last week when I couldn’t get to my email (I used Microsoft Outlook 2007), and I was not able to access the Internet. I’ve never been addicted to crack or cocaine to experience “cold turkey”, but I imagine that’s what I experienced during those couple of (long) days without a computer: I paced, sweated, and felt very restless – I was desperate to check my email and yes, even Facebook! Continue reading Cool Women over 50: Sadhvi & her new Mac loves everyone and everything!→
Being a woman over 50, it’s so nice to have the ability to feel like I am 5 years old just by painting. I’ve always loved this inner child of mine; it is fresh, full of joy, and feels the closest to what I consider “the real me”. So I felt lucky when my friend Annice told me she wanted to make her Holiday gifts this year, and wouldn’t it be a great idea to paint on glass bottles over at my house? Yes!
It turns out that you are either someone who jumps into anything creative, or you are not. Funny enough, the judgemental chatter of the mind of each is the same. Annice is so full of life that I was surprised when she said she couldn’t paint. Impossible! Me on the other hand, I just love the process, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a masterpiece or not. How wonderful it was to see Annice go beyond her mind’s judgments and create some pretty cool designs. We listened to some good music, enjoyed yummy snacks, drank schnapps, and laughed a lot! Time stopped for us that Sunday afternoon and it felt rejuvenating. I hope you make the time for your inner child on a regular basis – it’s fun!
One of my favorite artist’s is Georgia O’Keefe, and this is one of my favorite quotes from her:
“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” Georgia O’Keeffe
It seems the thought of winter gets a little bit harder to imagine every year. We had a glorious fall, right up until Thanksgiving, and the first little snow flakes that I saw this morning are not unusual for these parts. The heavy snowfalls and freezing temperatures that have shut down airports in Europe are. So when I say that I am starting to feel like I need a little escape, I am not complaining, I am just fantasizing!
A friend sent me this link, and it’s kind of neat to see where you can go…hey, Detroit, Michigan is on the list! One of my favorite places, Basel, Switzerland, is not one to choose from, but hey, I did enjoy Ticino, the Italian part of Switzerland, complete with palm trees! You choose the city you want to go to, and it gives you a virtual tour with appropriate music. Well, it’s a little diversion that I hope you will enjoy.