Saturday, 19 May 2012
Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter
By Mary Chapin Carpenter
Hello Xanga. I've got word from the wave of LIVING.
Anywho...I'm out "in it" and I'm having an amazing experience. I work work work all the time time time, but I'm feeling more alive and on the rise (Hm mmm, I like that word to describe how I feel ) in my human beingness...RISING...yeah, that's it indeed.
I have challenged myself to take each situation and think a bit before I speak. It's getting easier and easier to process what's coming at me with a more mindful response. This comes in handy with my constant interaction with working "events". The "gold" in it, is that the practice among the public, brings me a better appreciation of how I "bring home a day" to my own house. More often than not I can assess a family situation with finesse and some dignity these days. This sure beats my mad dash from the hip reactions in my college/teen/preteen relationships with my peeps. The King gets the benefits and example too. I'm liking this Lyne.
My other job among the gardens of my clients brings me balance. BALANCE. A calming space, a place to let my mind wander. I do toss around situations in my mind as I work sometimes. Helps me to sort out what does not serve me. You know what I mean, those thoughts that if not thought through will stay and stay inside your head. I then let go of the accumulated "people crap". Keeps me from become a hateful person, who finds that the world is disappointing and lost in it's self. I give it away to the nature that surrounds me on my landscape days. The Mother of nature takes it, adds a pinch of dirt to absorb what is not balanced, then lifts it up with her spring breeze and tosses it to "All that Is. What a TEAM.
My music is another space that fills me up. I'm too old to want fame..wait did I say too old...yep...I'm satisfied with the effort and energy my duo sister and I bring to our Side Effects (that's our name) gigs. We are harmonizing and laughing and entertaining the folks that show up. We've also had the opportunity to be back up singers on a few cd's and that has been FUN. We have a weekly gig at a local wine bar. It's a small space so we have an intimate time with the patrons. They recognize songs and we talk about the song writer, the song, or maybe we just include them in our banter about the day, times we live in and the harmony that's still available when you CONNECT.
Have a beautiful day no matter where you are.
(Pats heart and points to you and you and... (stands on tiptoes) yeah, you too!