Monday, January 27, 2014

nomadic days & nights - a new project



These are very intensely focused days for me as we get closer to the births of another grandson (due Feb. 20) and a granddaughter (due Mar. 12). It is hard to get my head around this, but my heart has been ready for a while. :)

But the world goes on. As you know if you've known me long, news of the world's great (and small!) collapses weigh heavily on me, as they do upon you, too, no doubt. I find that I must be inspired by something for it all not to pull me down.

So I decided to begin a study that would help me focus in on a particular area, to get the context of history, art, music, literature. Because I've lived in Istanbul, I chose that part of the world.

I have started a new writing space for reflecting on these investigations. I will be posting there occasionally to reflect and better understand the current state of worldwide collapse. I want to live neither optimistically nor pessimistically, but realistically toward a transformation of humanity. It is a silk road, washed in blood and beauty.

I will keep posting here too, when I feel I must write a poem or something.

If you are interested in the topic, I would love to welcome you to that space. But please, do not feel obligated. I understand how much there is to read, and not enough time. I do relish conversation about these important things, but I start nomadic days & nights primarily for myself. I need to write in order to reflect. This will help me keep at it.




12 comments:

  1. Headed over there right now. Good luck on the new adventure.

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    1. Thanks for joining the caravan, George.

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  2. Another blog friend has just started a new blog in which to focus on her artwork. I applaud whatever action it takes to help one do just that. Blessings on the creative path ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Amanda. And I am thinking about starting one for my quilt projects!

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  3. You are more gracious than anyone I know. Don't feel obligated... OK, I won't. But I'm very curious about what you might have to say! Looking forward to news of the grands!

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    1. Jeanie, you are kind. And I would love it if you join me and the caravan. I will update here when the grandkids arrive. Goodness! Grandkids!

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  4. It looks like we all want to follow your path, Sister! I like that.

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    1. :) Anywhere? Thanks, Boots. It might get treacherous, I'm just saying.

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  5. Gaining an international perspective is so important in our understanding and commitment to change. Good luck with your new project. And grandmother times 3- congrats and blessings on all!

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    1. Mary, you have gone before me, to at least two new lands. And to grandchildren! I have much to learn from you.

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  6. Joy! It looks like 2014 will be a busy year for you. Two new grandbabies and a new blog.

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    1. Liz, many thanks for blessing these births with your words. xo

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