Monday, March 5, 2007

March 2007

:: focus. create. joy. ::
i'm focused right now on writing an article, so i feel a bit reticent. besides, again this month, i'm late (to get the newsletter out, that is!). i feel lucky that my work, my life, and my passion are all so intimately intertwined. i have 8.5 x 11" sheets of paper scribbled with my ideas for the magic playshop wallpapering my bedroom walls. my beloved took one look and said, "all work and no play makes a dull julie," or some-such like that.

i'm so glad that's not true. my work, my play and my relationships all so richly inform my life and give me the raw material from which to create. and right now, that creation is an article that, like ever-widening circles, will extend past our dancing tribe.

it has to do with that which we danced to, 17 of us, on saturday morning, as the sun streamed in the windows facing mt. sopris. we danced to joy-- around joy, in joy, between joy, among joy, underneath joy, playing hide-and-seek with joy, the joy that lives right beside the pain, but we can choose joy... always choose joy, even in sadness, despair, grief. they are both sides of the same coin, and just as our thoughts create our reality, so can we choose which side of the coin to look at.

ahh... i think i'm on my way to focusing on and creating an article on the relationship we can have to joy.

thank you... blessings... and i look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.

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