Thank you. Challenges were given; lessons were learned. You were not easy and you made me cry. A lot. But beauty abounded in those tears. Strength was gained. Life was lived. We tried new things. We wrote. We danced. We made music, gave up music, and then made music again. Yes, 2012, you were both dark and light... and that is the way of things.
2013, you and I are going places. We're going to be feeling, living, loving loudly. No more dancing around the edges. We're taking a big, glorious swan dive and then soaring into flight. We're going to shimmy and shake it loose, and be wildly glorious and free. The biggest, best Me that ever was. Ready?
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Time to get wild. Messy. Marvelous. Be vocal and free. Cast aside the ties that bind. Smile as big as the sea; have the biggest, deepest belly laughs. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Shake loose all that is frozen inside. Find that fervid ache within and turn it inside out.
Posted by Andrea at 8:31 AM
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
“What is REAL?" asked the Velveteen Rabbit one day... "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When [someone] loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.
"Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand... once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”
Posted by Andrea at 10:19 AM