Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blue Skies, Nothing But Blue Skies

After a very long rainy and gray Spring, I have this song going through my head - Blue Skies, Nothing but Blue Skies - every day for the last week.  It is not a song that I am real familiar with but for some reason it just popped in my head one day and would not leave. At first I thought it was because I really need some sun, but then I thought, shouldn't I be singing something like, "Sunshine on my shoulders make me happy."?  So maybe it wasn't just 'sun' that I needed, maybe it was a change in 'color'.  After all months and months of gray is a bit much.  Today not only did we have sun, the skies are actually 'blue'.  So nothing but Blue Skies are smiling at me (and everyone else). So SMILE!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Life and our plans

This weekend I had planned a workshop that didn't quite go according to plan and it got me thinking about my 'life plans'. I have a reputation as someone who can organize and plan things. This is my talent. This is something I usually enjoy. Most of the time I am even pretty good at it. But when it comes to my 'own life' I don't really seem to have a plan. The plans I have had didn't necessarily go according to how I would have planned them to. And I most definitely would not have planned my life to go the way it has over the last few years.  So why is that?  Why can I plan events but not my life?  Is it like people that are good at taking care of others but not themselves? People who can do but not teach, or people who can teach but not do? Is it because life cannot be planned? You hear of people who have planned out their lives to go a certain way, though quite honestly I don't know anyone like that. I am not sure, then maybe that is my problem? I am not sure.

Expressing myself as - totally perplexed and unplanned.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cares just drift away

I recently got to spend four hours traveling on a ship from Everett to Anacortes. The ship is used for whale watching, and it had spent the last 2 months in Everett during the gray whale watching season, now it was time for it to return home to Anacortes just in time for Orca whale watching season. During this four hour vacation I let my cares drift away and just enjoyed the ride home. With the hum of the engine, the cool breeze off the water and the beautiful scenery passing by, I was reminded why I live in such a beautiful area. I was also reminded, that occasionally it is necessary to let our cares just drift away and to let the stress in life be replaced with beauty. 

I am expressing myself with beauty and a care-free moment in time.