I feel that the major advances of mankind come from the use of fire, the printing press, and the internet. Without the internet, I probably would not have met Elaine, but when she wrote about her upcoming brain surgery, Theresa forwarded me her words, and I emailed Elaine, asking if I could put her words on my blog. From that, many emails flew back and forth, especially in the night, when we were both awake, and in that altered, and altared state, that all of this brings.
From that, yesterday, a real live person came to my house, a very beautiful person, who came to meet me and Mandu. Lulu, her dog, waited in the car, in respect of Mandu's territory. Elaine and I painted on silk. I realize now, isn't that what we are always doing, painting on silk, or perhaps another material we choose. Maybe you prefer to paint on gingham, burlap, cotton, felt, or wool, but, we are always painting, always painting our hearts, and praying someone sees. May everyone today see the great grandeur of your heart. May YOU see the great grandeur of your own heart!!! May your heart bloom like the seeds that have wintered and are now poking up to see and be seen. May we honor each seed, each bloom. May we live aware of, and in, the gardens we share.