where have I been…..


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I read somewhere once that the quality of one’s life is directly affected by what you choose to attend to.(this article )in particular really got me thinking..I have always been way more deeply preoccupied with the mysteries of life than cleaning my room ( those who know me well, can attest to that! ) . I live in a world of curiousity and mystery, definitely not one of the electric bill and car maintenance. I am not saying that I don’t take care of this stuff, just as much as the next person, but it’s definitely not what I choose to ‘attend to’…..

As I was photographing these wasp nests (doesn’t the  b & w play up the textures so beautifully?) a  woman walked by with her dogs and said ” wow! How long has that been there? “… my response… ” oh , its been here since last summer …I was hoping that the starkness of winter would allow me to get a good shot of them…”   One way  of moving throughout the world is not better than the other, they are  just different. Because we can consciously choose what we attend to, we can  have an effect on the quality and depth ( or lack thereof) of our lives. My world  is one of innuendo, metaphor and mystery… perhaps too much at times. I have been this way since I was a little thing, really, but I would not trade it for anything.        

For the last year, the winds of change have been whispering in my ear…whispering I say, because I am still not sure exactly what they are saying…when I pay close attention though , I believe I am being asked to honor my feelings of the need to create on a larger scale, simplify aspects of my everyday life, and take stock once again, of my strengths, and find more ways to love my weaknesses. It all still sounds quite amorphous to me in ways…but I am leaning into the winds, hoping that they will ultimately blow me in the direction of some deeper truths…..  I am in a place of simply listening…and attending….

what have you been attending to?

wishing you peace and beauty on this gorgeous day…namaste xx K

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  1. after putting myself “out there” for a while, now i’m pulling back and tending to my soul.
    taking stock, so to speak.

    namaste….and deep bow….to you and HH.

  2. Hmmm…
    I can’t tell how good it is to read this today…Today.
    I have been attending to a huge clear out and assessment of my things {and what needs to be finished being renovated} and I’ve been miserable. Lonely, depressed, grieving. Your post makes me think I need to put something in now too…In tossing and organizing I missed the whole point…
    Thank you so much Kerin. You always give to me…

    I hope you a Henry have a wonderful FULL week of beautiful mystery…

  3. yes, oh yes, i feel as if i’ve been holding my own attached to a branch of a bending&blowing willow tree…my toes just can’t quite touch solid ground…& the winds keep whispering, “let go, let go,”

    i can’t. just yet.

  4. dearest K:

    I did not comment when you first posted because I had to reflect and I could not do it yet then…and now I am not more prepared I have to admit…yet I wanted to say that I too appear to be residing in that place that is stretching me…I am not able to put words to it yet…I hope you are well…I hope spring is providing some soothing and joyous scenery just for your eyes…with love, m

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