August 26, 2010

in honor of transformation

As some of you might have guessed it hasn't been an easy summer. When Elvis died I went back to some old habits of retreating. It's not easy to feel everything you're feeling when it happens especially if you're not used to feeling everything. Today is my birthday. August is always a hard month for me and as much as I know it's coming the arrival of the end of summer, another year older, beginning of fall is always rough. I gave myself the gift of a day in the city yesterday in the hopes of finding inspiration. Of course all the galleries were closed and so I was left with," well what do I do know?". I spent 2 hours in the Strand bookstore which was perfect. Old loves come back to remind me of what I'd forgotten( Milton Avery!) And then a dinner with a great friend who after conquering his fears embraced the fact that his life would be infinitely better and forever changed by spending it with the woman he loves. (congratulations you guys!)

This morning we spotted a coyote out our window which we've never seen.

"The Coyote is a clown in the natural world, and in many Native American tribes view the symbolism of the Coyote as that of trickster, shape-shifter, and transformer.
Also, in the same myth, the Coyote brought with it seeds of life so as to sew new growth upon the new world. This legend depicts the Coyote as a bringer of life and a new birth symbol"

So here's to new beginnings!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back! You were missed. This was a particularly well written entry, thanks.
    Also, Lisa has a "movin' upstate bug" in her head... who knows?!?
    oh, and, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!