it’s on the corner of Now and Notice,
where that old dive, Reaction,
used to be.
Happy hour every day!
Come in any attire,
all moods welcome.
Also? Hottest bartender ever
Presence is his name.
Be sure to try their signature drink
Patience, I think it’s called—
not sure of the secret ingredient,
but from what I can tell
it’s got some muddled Time,
macerated in oak barrel-aged Joy.
Seriously? Best drink ever.
(And don’t worry about getting drunk
on it, even the hangover is great!)
The Pause, meet me there?
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The hoopla and flash of December have passed… the days are short, the nights are long, and the trees are bare.
Ahh, January, hello there. And hello you, curious reader. How are you and 2012 getting on?
I remember a phone conversation with my youngest brother around this time several years ago… Summer girl that I am, I was probably complaining about
winter. Danny, on the other hand, loves winter and I just had to know why.
“The trees are bare,” he said, “and I can see so much more when the trees are bare.”
Interesting, isn’t it?
Danny is right. Bare-branch days give us wide angle lenses, perfect for seeing the bigger picture.
When I take a moment to pause and get a sense of 2012 and what it might want for me, I feel it a-buzz with energy. It’s not the hyper and static-y buzz of television, but a kind of glowing warm hum…
I listen more… Yes, 2012 wants me to fall in love with life. Oh wait, it’s got more… it says you can’t love things you don’t notice, and that you are much more likely to notice things when you pause.
Ahh, to pause. It’s the easiest and the hardest thing to do. And it’s my aspiration for 2012.
And you? Have you checked in with 2012 to find out what it might want for you? Give it a try. Often we think we need to make things happen… making things happen is tiring and usually involves a lot of things we think we should do but in our heart of hearts aren’t fully on board about.
What happens when you get quiet for a moment, look through the bare trees, and ask your life what it wants for you?
If it’d help you to write it out loud and tell us what it says, you can add a comment below, or drop me a line. I’m here, and I’d love to hear.
Also? My office is open and my massage table warmer is on. Mmmm… Here are my hours this week:
Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(And yes, there are openings!)
Listening and curious about what’s in store, and looking forward to seeing you soon…