Wednesday, April 1, 2009

+ green p.s.

I want to share a video on the Earth Wellness Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska which has touched the lives of 42,000 fifth graders over the last 15 years. The fabulous, articulate woman speaking is my niece, Kenzie. She rocks. Love Mother Earth. Amen.

+ end

Dear readers, this is my last blog for awhile. Thank you for reading me.  I will be back!
I wish you good health, love and peace. I wanted to say something about what is good and wonderful and beautiful in this life, even in times of trouble and strife. How lucky I am to be able to say it. Take care of yourselves. Dreambigger. Love, me

+ the road less travelled

I know two extraordinary women whom I admire very much and who have been dreaming of changing their lives for many years. Now, both of them have been granted their wishes. Both of them are hesitating to move, to choose, to accept. And I wonder, is the fear of change or failure enough to keep us from moving towards our dreams? And the false sense of security that we feel or the security that we long for at all cost....we can see now that security is not always so easy to navigate, that promises are not always kept. That what feels safe can be an illusion.
When my mom died I think I knew then that security was fleeting and that I had to be ready when the tides changed, shifted. The idea of security is wonderful: a love that lasts forever, a job that lasts, a house that is yours and represents your hard work, a government that represents you- all of these things, a comfort. So, I understand the fear of heading down a new street- worrying that you could make a mistake. I understand.
I don't know what these women will do- I will support them, no matter what.
Joseph Campbell said to follow my bliss... that if I am on MY road, things fall into place. And, if I am on someone else's path, I will not feel my life and, things won't  fit. That makes sense to me.
The road awaits!

+ happy G20

Come gather 'round people...for the times they are-a-changin'. --Dylan

+ chomsky

All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. Noam Chomsky

+ call

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. Fran Lebowitz

+ innovation

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. Woody Allen

I would add here the Japanese saying:

Fall down six times, get up seven. 

+ darwin

It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. H.L. Menchken

+ 5

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. Groucho Marx