It's the coolest thing to see something I've planted grow and spread and get bigger and...be delicious. Last year I tried tomatoes, basil, and lettuce. This year I opted for herbs, peppers, thai basil, strawberries, and tomatoes again with a few other plants on my balcony (I actually also have some pretty cute plants indoors that so far are happy to be in my home). I think for the weather and amount of space I have out here I'm going to forgo planting tomatoes and peppers again and just stick to the herbs next year, but it's still an amazing experience to see veggies come into being right in front of my eyes.
I spent the summer playing in a garden center/greenhouse. It was such an amazing experience and I got to learn so much about planting plants and caring for plants - everything from evergreen and fruit trees to the kind of plants and flowers you'd use to make the front and back of your house a feast for the eyes.
An evening FULL of new meetings and I'm left with a very smiley open heart.
My day started on a restful note. No rushing to get out of bed at 5am. I slept in...until 6am. Then up I went to get my usual errands done on my day off. Working 50 hours each week hasn't felt like working 50 hours, but it's that little feeling of having extra time to do things that I really enjoy on mornings to myself.
Then I got my passport picture taken only to be met with easy moments and laughter and jokes about my wings showing up on the picture...and it's only now when I look back at the day that I see this amazing connected-ness with everyone around me trickling into every picture perfect moment.
And this just continued on.
I love it when complete strangers re-awaken me to the beauty that is a human being. Smiles, and lighted eyes, and laughter, and hand shakes, and total openness, and just connecting in the moment - I love the whole thing!
Sometimes when I sit down to write ideas that are swirling around, my heart feels like it's about to break through my chest. It turns itself into a sharp blade that pierces at me right in the center of my chest. I have no idea what it means or why it happens but I do recognize that in these moments of inspired authoring and pondering, the swirl of energy that I am is bigger, more of a force than a presence. That much I can feel.
Just goes to show me...that I don't think anyone has really ever had an accurate notion of what being human is about. And if there are those who know what it's really about, what the reach of human potential really is, they've likely thrown away the necessity for words to speak and write about it.