Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Play!!

I am reminded now of a wonderful book by Stephen Nachmanovitch called "Free Play". It is about "IMPROVisATIOn in Life and Art" and it is a wonderful book for everyone to buy and own.  I pull it off the shelf now and open it up.

Henry Miller - "Paint as you like and die happy."    Maybe I will get to my silk painting today.  

Rainer Maria Rilke - "A god can do it.  But will you tell me how a man can penetrate through the lyre's strings?"

Well, how hard can it be?  Jump, and play, and rest today.  Be a child.  Be as a child!   Explore in just that way.  Let curiosity guide you, and follow where you want to go.    Pretend there is a string through the forest, and you are blind-folded, and following your own inner guide.

Sniff your way today.  One odd benefit, or not, of chemo, depending on where I am, is the sensitivity of my nose.  I smell everything.  I think it may be part of the nausea and sensitivity to what I eat.  Also, good news - no more leg shaving.   Yay!!!    See, there are benefits to everything.   You just have to look under the flowers of the petals, where the sun is less likely to reach.  Look up from underneath.

Stand under a mushroom today, and see the gills and watch for spores to spray.  What a day this can be.  Be small;  be large;  be inbetween.  Be active.  Be quiet.   Be part of the scene, and not!!    The world is your oyster.   Form tons of pearls, both black and white, from the grit in your genes.   Have FUN today!!!!    Be Play!!!


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