I had a conversation the other day about online schooling and screen time and how all this stuff has affected the kids, especially here in Ontario where schools have been closed for longer than any other place in the world when suddenly, she said this:
If you know someone who celebrates Chinese New Year please share this post with them!
As you may know I’ve been designing beaded jewelry. Lately, I’ve become fascinated with lava beads featured heavily in my recent designs. I ordered some kits and experimented with mixing lava rock, rose quartz, agate, howlite, glass and medal beads together into simple but unique designs.
It might be worth noting I never heard of lava beads before. Turns out many people haven’t.
So here is a description of some the specialty beads I use in my designs, simplified.
I may have mentioned I was a flight attendant once. Back in the mid 90s we didn’t have smartphones or social media, so I don’t have access to photos that I want to use for one of my anthologies I’m working on.
Today my writing and concentration are beyond erratic. I keep jumping around, can’t seem to grasp one idea to run with, can’t seem to develop what I’ve already started, can’t seem to focus…so I decided to jot down the things that entered my head and begin a bunch of draft folders. I’ll pick them up another time when my mind is calmer and I’m in a better headspace.
I read a book by Rainer Maria Rilke some time ago called Letters to a Young Poet.
There is a passage that I came across today that I feel the need to share here with you:
“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)
As some of you know, I am still She-Shed-less and in dire need of privacy, peace, solitude and a distraction-free space to call my own. As some of you also know, I escaped to mom’s. She has that, and more. ❤ Which is why I can now write a blog post about actual, physical proof that I did something writing related that is not a blog post. Hah.