reading, taking walks, chickens, slowing down, silence,
immersing oneself in projects, counting blessings, prayer,
lounging in a hammock, and children...hugging them, playing with them.
i knew i could count on you, dear readers.
sometimes i need reminding, and i thank-you for this.
i finished reading rehearsing with gods last week
and i recommend it to you.
the essays are both thought-provoking and affirming
and the black and white photos of puppets
are deeply spiritual and haunting and joyous,
all at the same time.
the last section of the book is on hope.
peter schumann, the genius behind
bread and puppet theatre called
ernst bloch's the principle of hope
"the most important book ever written".
from rehearsing with gods...
"And so we are deeply imbedded with hope,
hope that fills a fruitful gap between
the structure of the world
and human consciousness, hope that leads us to
search out and develop the possibilities of the universe".
Now that's something to work on!