Status Update

open mind

It's a thoughtful and crisp (yay!) morning over here. Keeping an open mind, feeling into simple questions like what would feel really really supportive in this moment. The answer was a smoothie and this blog post! So, my smoothie is on the desk and here I am! Hello, good morning! Feeling deeply moved by words these past couple days sharing some of them below.

- This quote arrived in the bottom of an email forwarded from my little sis (she's often the warehouse where thoughtful words come from).

What Lies Behind Us and What Lies Before Us Are Small Matters Compared To Compared To What Lies Within Us!

I've heard it so many times before but it really stood out this morning. It keeps resonating YES over and over. What lies within us! YES!

- Playing this song on repeat. Love the lyrics. The snappy beat is fun too. Thank you, Monet!

Her eyes are light and clear And fearless like Chicago winds in the winter time And her hair is never quite in place And the knees in her jeans have seen better days And she's no beauty queen but you love her anyway She's a wildewoman

She's gonna find another way back home It's written in her blood, oh it's written in her bones Yeah, she's ripping out the pages in your book She's gonna find another way back home It's written in her blood, oh it's written in her bones Yeah, she'll only be bound by the things she chooses

Her smile is sneaky like a fiery fox It's that look that tells you she's up to no good at all And she'll say whatever's on her mind They're unspeakable things and she'll speak them in vain And you can't help but wish you had bolder things to say She's a wildewoman

She's gonna find another way back home It's written in her blood, oh it's written in her bones Yeah, she's ripping out the pages in your book She's gonna find another way back home It's written in her blood, oh it's written in her bones Yeah, she'll only be bound by the things she chooses Yeah, she will only be bound by the things she chooses

Oh we're gonna find another way back home It's written in our blood, oh it's written in our bones Yeah, we're ripping out the pages in your book Oh we're gonna find another way back home It's written in our blood, oh it's written in our bones Yeah, we'll only be bound by the things we choose Yeah, we'll only be bound by the things we choose

We will only be bound by the things we choose

- And this song is beautiful.

Saw Gravity this week and I can't stop thinking about it. It was powerful, stressful, beautiful. I'm in awe of truly gifted actors. Have this feeling after seeing it... a bit like life is moving in slow motion and that none of it really matters. Not in the depression or doom and gloom sort of way. In a bigger picture way... feeling that the stuff I worry about is really so very small and inconsequential. Do you know what I mean?

Seeing the people + things that matter circled in a glow. As if it's a big neon sign to remind me --- HEY THIS IS WHAT MATTERS, breathe into this! Love into this! Spend some time over here.

Wishing you a very happy Friday! Go spend some time on what matters to you. Lacy