The junior sunflower
It was dark when I set out walking early the other day. As I strode along, the eastern sky bleached white while the western sky transformed into striated pink and blue. Walking is a wonderfully grounding way to deal with what life tosses our way. Even before the sun rose over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains here in Santa Fe, I noticed the junior sunflower had its petals spread in anticipation.
Speaking of anticipation, singer Carly Simon hasn’t been blogging a lot lately but when she does it’s with a blunt honesty that resonates, like her candid reflections about how disappointments can immobilize us (http://simonspeaks.typepad.com/simon_speaks/2010/01/carly-simons-thoughts-on-the-new-year.html). A more active blogger with witty, experiential observations embracing her New York and Rhode Island lifestyle plus gorgeous photos is Dominique Browning (http://www.slowlovelife.com/). Browning went from being editor in chief of House & Garden to moving into her Rhode Island beach house, where she started baking muffins and wrote the memoir “Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas, and Found Happiness,” in which she proposes that if you live in the moment and connect “with nature, the sea, the trees, the night cries of animals,” you can find joy in life, or at least your equilibrium. This is true.
9/30/2013 07:47:37 am
Great post, thank you.
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Above: My mustang Ryo in Tesuque, NM. Our barn owner in Malibu described him as Ghandi-esque because Ryo didn't fight for the best feed bin like the other horses. When Ryo died in Tesuque, I turned on my car radio to hear John Lennon singing "Imagine"... that was Ryo "living life in peace."
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