Where have I been??? Not just Italy…but new places in my mind, my heart….a switch has flipped….oh grateful me. Grateful me!
I wrote last week:
I find myself, thankfully, in the heart of the Umbria region of Italy, in the small town of Sismano…..overlooking a hillside of green cypress trees dotting the countryside and fields of winter wheat waving like baseball fans cheering their favorite player in the World Series. Birds tweet and cackle, a owl hoots in the distance and a dominating rooster can be heard off in the distance. Not being the least ungrateful for my 7 days away (2 of travel), I know already that a week is not nearly the time needed to unwind from the rapt intensity of my Atlanta business world or to develop my new work as fully as I might prefer. This trip I know is but a harbinger for things to come, and which I welcome and will celebrate over tasty wine this evening by a fire. The nights are cool here and my conversations with locals fun and funny as I work my limited Italian, described better as ‘Spanglish’!
Lovely how a brief sojourn can open the floodgates of creativity and opportunity.
We create our own luck. It’s there if we choose to embrace it.
I’m planning world adventures, next far away stop, Shanghai this fall and in the meantime, the wheels of creativity are turning…
and the people who I’m meant to meet, lining up like ready angels. I need only pay attention!I’m eager to receive them all.
Seeds planted, lots of fertilizer, ample sun and a smile of grand appreciation for having weathered my long, very long winter.
Ohhh, stay tuned, the fun is only beginning. And how perfect somehow, today being ‘Mother’s Day’….the grand creator she….I send love and blessings to my mother, creative, fun, funny, loving Kitty and to all with hearts full of creativity.
Nurture your passion and bear fruit with wild abandon….it’s the very thing which keeps us energized and alive.
Joi de vivre!