I enjoy how Cynthia Lee of Spirit Uncaged reflects about her life, and weekly she’s been doing a bit of a week-in-review post. This week she invited others to play along as well, and as I’m always game, so let’s join The Scattered Life Collective.
Here’s a peek into my week.
current time: 10:00 pm
on the menu: The last of the local Saturn peaches from my weekly CSA box. I love Saturn peaches. Planetary-named produce makes me laugh, and I always imagine these squashed-looking gems were once perfectly round but got sat on. Perhaps by Jupiter who is a bit of an expansive fellow.
out the window: Our street is lit by three street lamps, and there’s a gentle breeze rustling the tree leaves. I have a cat perched on the sill keeping an eye out for anything exciting that might show up but pretty soon I think he’ll be watching the inside of his eyelids.
reading: I always have multiple books going. But today I’ve been dipping into
- Einstein’s Cosmos by Michio Kaku
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with artwork by Yayoi Kusama. Kusama’s art is delightful and I’m really savoring this! If you’re not familiar with her work do yourself a favor and check it out. She’s uses polka dots a lot, and what can I say, I think polka dots make the world a better place. It’s as simple as that. Well, maybe not quite. Here’s something she has to say about her beloved dots “…a polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colorful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots become movement… Polka dots are a way to infinity.” I rest my case.
- Taproot magazine. I love this quarterly publication with its tagline “living fully, digging deeper.” It’s always a good read, but bonus points this time because the cover art features an apple tree and a crow. Take a peek.
listening: Jennifer Berezan and friends album Praises for the World has been on heavy, heavy rotation in my world this week. I link you over to her site where you can listen to a few clips.
watching: It’s been a week of marvelous viewing. Our neighborhood has been hosting Chicago’s Fringe Fest which is our annual performing arts festival showcasing traditional and non-traditional performances. The aim is to provide a space for artists to produce shows that would not otherwise be seen and a festival that is accessible to everyone. Over 50 shows with multiple performances have been offered, and we’ve seen some wonderful things. Puppets, traditional dance from East India, a Woody Guthrie perspective, and lots more.
- The above mentioned festival
- Launching my new reading Self-Care: Prescription to Thrive to some wonderful reviews
- Bestowing the perfect name on a beloved character
- My friends
- New moon rituals
- Introduction to my goddess who will be overlighting this month: Nu Kua. She’s a creatrix goddess, considered a dragon goddess, and is already having lots to say about intention, invitation, and inspiration.
challenges and their silver linings:
- Word that a friend is facing a health challenge. Lining: She’s got a loving support team holding her in their hearts. And we all have the opportunity to pause and realign our perspectives about what’s really important. As Taproot says “Living fully, digging deeper.” Yes!
- We had rather serious wind/rain/hail storm that has caused damaged to our house. Lining: We do have insurance and hopefully they’ll come through for us and repairs can be arranged with perfect ease and grace. Asking for light for that.
Around and About
- I’ve been poking around the Archetype Me website. You can take a quiz to identify your archetypes and then this page offers suggestions as to what your flowers are.
- I’ve always found it a powerful practice to write letters to my future self and here’s a site where you can create an email that will be delivered at a future date you designate.
- What do you gain from seeing through other people’s eyes? See Elsa Mora’s idea about this.
This week feels like I’ve been surrounded in grace. I think I’ll start a practice of doing a weekly card that somehow summarizes my week. Synchronicity delivered a soap label to me just in time, and I think the fortune is apropos.
What’s been up in your week? Do tell – you know I love to hear.