This morning saw me up quite early. Meditation and Morning Pages. Time at the computer creating questions and art prompts for Women Who Run With the Wolves to be sent off to Ariel (bless her boots, she's great at putting together the raw offerings) for the upcoming book study group. Then there was a developing sense of needing to do something with my body ~ starting with getting away from the computer. There was darned little time for yoga this morning between making breakfast and tending the catsdogschickens and yet more work on my desk (the kind that pays) so I opted for a very simple tai ji session outside barefoot.
I cut my tai ji teeth on Chungliang Al Huang back in the late 1980's and I've never practiced any other form. Being self-taught in just about anything I put my mind to, this book is an excellent Beginner's Primer on tai ji for ease and accessibility. The forms Al Huang describes in the book are easy to remember on a cellular level and almost never need referring to again. The simplicity served me well this morning standing on the grass, facing the sun, as I moved energy all about me. Surprisingly grounding and energizing simultaneously. And he's adorable to watch on YouTube.
While cooking, I got to thinking about what to do with myself. I have great ideas. I'd like to implement them, I think. And that's the problem. The other problem is that whatever it is I'm thinking of doing seems to be Out There already ~ in some cases, there's a saturation of "my" ideas in existence. So. While cooking up those potatoes from last night for breakfast this morning, I ponder: What do I want to be when I grow up? Again.
|Proof of two facts: 1) Ian exists (he's rarely photographed for this blog giving one a sort of Sasquatch/Yeti feel in writing about him ~ when he emerges from the Man Cave, we refer to these events as Sightings) and 2) the boy can cook!|