Sunday, January 14, 2007

..... and now I am home after six days of away-ness and loving it loving it.

Joan is not here. She is looking after her Mum again in North West England.
So I came home to Zig and he had missed us both.
He was on my knee before long.....
Bending his head the get the stroke in the right place.
I love the beautiful non-human.

It was two hours drive from the Sussex County.
I was so tired on the way back, that I pulled in at the services and slept for half an hour. Otherwise I would have been a danger on the road.
30 minutes later I was home.
Unpacking and walking around like a restless wolf until I settled in the lounge chair and slept again for an hour.

It is said - that our body does not need sleep - but a our brain does.
I don't have much brain but it obviously needed some space.

It has been a great week. Many humans. It works on a 24 hour conference basis. One, or more, groups arrive at lunch as others leave. So I leapfrogged from one to another - the emotional effort being the stretch.

Sunday - I have church a.m. A coffee with Mr Singh and then home to a solitary lunch.
I need some head space and
lots of music
a Peppermint tea day.

On my mind is the week ahead, and particularly, Norway in two weeks.
I am there for about a week and it will be exciting, exhilarating, stretching, invigorating and
........I don't know what I am doing yet!
There will be 400 beautiful human young people in a big indoor arena - plus lots of workers.
I will be doing a punchy gig with them for two hours - and I don't know what I am doing yet!
Then another the day after - and I don't know what I am doing yet!
And then there are sessions in-between for the Adult workers - and I don't know what I am doing yet!
And there are other sessions which will be equally beautiful - and I don't know what I am doing yet!

So I need to connect to some special humans and put my head in blinkers so I can design the best for the unique context and unique humans. I will lots of help by key humans there. I know I will be amongst bubbling talent and enthusiasm.
What a fantastic time it will be ...........

I will get to sending out CD's and answering e-mails by the time Monday kicks. (forgive me if you are waiting) .................. and ...........

........... I am thinking about you and how
you feel .......
I am wondering if 'head space' will be a re-creation or
...... if there are issues which won't go away
tear at the soul
irritation which is not chosen .........
a poverty that is imprisoning the spirit .........

If you are having it tough
or not
I am yearning with you ......... and hoping you can journey through it ....

I will leave you with a quote from one of my favourite books.
A man I have sipped a pint with.
A man I have smoked a cigar with.
A man who is a Greenbelt speaker.
A man who I delight to listen to on my iPod ..........

"May you recognise in your life the presence,
power and
light of your soul.

May you realise that you are never alone,
that your soul in its brightness
and belonging

connects you intimately with
the rhythm of the universe.

May you have respect
for your own individuality and difference.

May you realise that the shape of your soul is unique,
that you have a special destiny here

behind the facade of your life
there is something beautiful,
good and eternal happening.

May you learn to see your self
with the same delight,
pride and expectation
with which God sees you
in every moment."

John O´Donohue,
writer, philosopher
from his book
Anam Cara

..... you are a beautiful human person .....