In this Month of Love-Love Life

Has life got you down? Do you slog through the week then your weekend gets swallowed in should-do, must-do, and honey-do? Have you lost that loving feeling? In this month of love put the love back into your life—no silly, not that love. You can get through almost anything if you love life.  “Ah, but how do you rekindle such a love?  How do you love life? Connect with it again.  No one ever finds life worth living – one has to make it worth living. – Winston Churchill Make your life worth living by reconnecting with what you love. Touch with love— Touch someone you love. Run your fingers through the hair or skin or lips of your loved one. Feel the messages that touch sends to your body Listen with Love— Hear the tone of your loved one’s voice or laugh. Notice how your favorite music affects your pulse, your muscles, your attitude. Listen to the wind or to chimes or to laughter. Do you feel the lift that listening with love gives you? Try a Taste— Taste something you’ve eaten all your life and let yourself reconnect to it with memories or images. Savor a bite of your […]

The CS Lewis way, original illustration of the hross from Out of a Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, lynettemburrows.com

You Might Be An Alien If–

You might be an Alien if . . . .  Your spaceship is double parked in the living room. You use more than 10% of your brain. You think books are made of paper. You think telephones are for talking. You think there is no intelligent life on this planet. You think being called ‘spacey’ is a compliment. Gravity is pulling you down. You know what a Fluvian Nurplex is. The words “fire your retro jets” doesn’t give you the giggles. You’ve ever pointed your finger at someone and gone ‘ak-ak-ak-ak’ You’ve ever told someone to ‘get offa my cloud.’ You’ve ever said ‘I have powers you can only dream of.’ You’ve ever said ‘I’m signaling my people.’ The term “Big Bang Theory” means something other than the title of a television show. You like jokes that start with You Might Be an Alien. Do you know what a Fluvian Nurplex is? Who said ‘Get offa my cloud?” If you have another You Might Be an Alien line, please join in the fun!  

Be a Child

My DH and I were talking at dinner the other night about our lives as creative types and differences in the ways we perceive things. As is often the case, our discussion covered a wide range of possibles from the highly sensitive person to the mundanes who don’t understand us to the different modes of perception (he’s visual and I’m verbal). My DH said he thought that neither he nor I had ever lost the ability to be a child. Children perceive the world differently from adults.   Whether you are a writer, an artist, a laborer or scientist, I think all adults should remember to be a child, at least once in a while. Artists “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~ Pablo Picasso Use ALL Your Senses “Children, like animals, use all their senses to discover the world.  Then artists come along and discover it the same way all over again.” ~ Eudora Welty Be Puzzled “What are the conditions of the creative attitude, of seeing and responding, of being aware and being sensitive to what one is aware of?  First of all, it requires the capacity to […]