Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Little Earthquakes

The past several months have been ones of immense activity, planning, energy, fortitude, and some good old fashioned luck. Elbow grease, packing tape, and lengthy lists have been my constant companions, as has the anticipation  that one could practically see hovering in the air around our little family.  "What will our new lives be like," is the un-spoken question on all of our minds.

Life has a way of stirring things up sometimes.  Shaking things up.  See the dust swirling in the air? Along with the enthusiasm and anticipation, perhaps a little fear, heart-ache,  and even some trepidation thrown into the mix?  It's a little earthquake.

*** AN IMPORTANT FACT ABOUT EARTHQUAKES***
Survivors experience symptoms of PTSD
(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Looking Down Sacramento Street, San Francisco, April 18, 1906.  photograph taken by Arnold Genthe in San Francisco, California on the morning of April 18, 1906 in the wake of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

I have to say, I'm feeling rattled to the core.  Or is it the after shocks, the after effects of a whirl- wind life event called moving?

I don't ever want to move again. I'd rather pluck my eyebrows, or drink cod liver oil, or walk on shards of cut glass sprinkled atop hot coals. (Okay, maybe I'm being a little dramatic).  But the truth is, I really don't want to ever move again. I just want to grow roots into the soil of where I'm now planted and let them really soak up some kindred spirits and some bosom friends. And I don't want them to ever move away either.

With all my heart, I know we've done the right thing with this move.  I know there are good people everywhere you go.  And I know I'll make new friends soon.  But for now, it's time to let the dust settle and do some inner re-building, re-arranging.  "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can,....."

Lots and lots of big huge love.

Thank you.

Danielle

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Trust Your Heart, Do It!

Keeping these in my pocket lately. (-Source : twitter.com, via clickrlovr)

Nobody will stop you from creating.  Do it tonight.  Do it tomorrow.  That is the way to make your soul grow whether there is a market for it or not!  The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterword.  I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem.  Make it as good as you can.  Don't show it to anybody.  Put it where nobody will find it.  And you will discover that you have your reward. -Kurt Vonnegut (via alphabet-of-thorn)

Sending love to everyone who is dealing with a beating heart.  Please take good care of yourself and your loved ones.  Can’t wait to see you out there!!!  More album info coming soon, still working all the little things out, and some of the bigger things,  but I’ll let you know as soon as it’s available!!!  xxx

Love,
Danielle