Channeling Phil Connors on Groundhog Day

Wanted to share this wonderful Groundhog Day post from LuAnne.

Wind Rush

Groundhog Day Again

Every day the same, yet
every day is different
no guaranteed success
no guarantee of failure
just a day with endless possibilities

so, write if you’re a writer
paint if you’re a painter
play if you love music
cook if that’s your art

snap a shot if that’s your thing
tend a garden, tidy up
sew or dance or ice sculpt
practice being kind

do creative work each day
there is no starting point
there is no destination
joy is in in the journey

Every year on February 2, at my house we celebrate this American holiday by watching Groundhog Day – again! Recently I reread an article by Austin Kleon called, Want to be an artist? Watch Groundhog Day,that discusses how the main character of the movie, Phil Connors, discovers a key to practicing the art of life. This post was inspired by Austin Kleon’s article…

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In Her Own Words

Because my words are too feeble to fully celebrate the life and work of Mary Oliver, I will use her own words from her poem,” Prayer”.  May you dance on, Mary.

PRAYER

May I never not be frisky,

May I never not be risqué.

May my ashes, when you have them, friend,

and give them to the ocean,

leap in the froth of the waves,

still loving movement,

still ready, beyond all else,

to dance for the world.

                                                                           MARY OLIVER

More Than Enough

Just as too much light

on rain-soaked roads can make it

 hard to see, too much

thought can divert heart’s  mission

as we walk grief’s sodden path.

                                                                                  JDG