Monday, October 31, 2011

Frozen Wishes

I recently moved to Beverly MA from Portland OR. I am originally from the Boston area, but it has been 18 years since I left. While out with my daughter today, exploring our new hood, I saw a community fountain that was frozen over. The tossed coins were locked beneath the ice and it made me reflect for a moment. I thought it was an interesting juxtaposition..wishing for something and then being frozen or stuck or locked in time...

It's been very surreal returning to my home state after fleeing so many years ago. I'm back in a place that is oddly familiar but I have changed a great deal. I have dreams now, propelling me forward but I am also bearing witness to how much my life view of the past has changed. I am doing my best to not be paralyzed, but proactive, in carving out a new life for me and my family. I see this as a process, a melting away and an emergence of a differentiated self, revealing my gifts, my values, my desires to shine in this longer frozen or immobilized from a past view or past experiences.

No frozen wishes for me...this November challenge is to get my creative juices ball rolling......ready, set...let go!