Saturday, September 30, 2006

Where My Heart Sings

In her comment on my last post, the brilliant and talented
Corey Amaro
asks where my heart sings. The question has not left my head or my heart since I read her words.

In no particular order, here are 10 places where my heart sings:

1. In the presence of my children's laughter, especially when they're together.

2. At home, watching life unfold on the pond: Sunrises, full moons, flowers blooming on its banks.

3. Any place that challenges me, whether it's traveling to NYC alone or attempting a difficult hike or bike ride.

4. At my computer, writing.

5. In the midst of big rocks, moving water, fern glades. Anywhere I can hear the songs of the Universe and feel its spirit. (photo: me beside Alaskan waterfall on bicycle journey)

6. In my closet, getting dressed for a special occasion.

7. In my kitchen, cooking delicious food (well seasoned with love) and serving it on beautiful dishes.

8. Anywhere reading: Memoirs, blogs, stories of real people who face real struggles with courage and humor and grace.

9. Around my home, helping something grow: Flowers, children, pets, my business.

10. On my meditation cushion and yoga mat.

It's an interesting question, isn't it? Corey, with her lyrical language, asks not what makes my heart sing but where it sings. It's a subtle but important difference, n'est pas?

And you, dear readers, where does your heart sing? Think about it and share, if you will.


Mystic Wing said...

Here's a game I'll gladly play:

1. Driving alone at night toward home or a gathering where I know there will be people pleased to see me.

2. With my hands in the dirt, tending growing plants.

3. Collaborating with anyone on creative work.

4. Sitting in my yard facing the garden on a breezy, sunny autumn day when the grape ivy climbing the siding has just begun to turn scarlet.

5. Reading the work of talented a talented writer who is trying to make sense of the world.

6. Anywhere where there is laughter.

7. Watching DVD movies, espeically "Anaconda," with my family on "Bad Movie" Fridays, with a fire crackling in the fireplace.

8. Discussing metaphysics or spirituality with one of the several brilliant friends with whom I've been blessed.

9. In my office at 4:00 in the afternoon with the door closed, when I've set aside corporate responsibilities and and am stealling time to write for personal satisfaction.

10. Lying in bed at night listening to the good natured joking and conversation of the rest of my night-owl family in the next room.

Jenny Rough said...

Cool photo. My heart sings in the sunshine.

liz elayne said...

i love this image of the heart singing. for the last 8 months or so i have been playing with an image in my mind of the little girl inside me waking up, pushing me to live my life differently, reminding me of who i am. and this is a piece of this...she is, perhaps, my heart and I need to listen when she is singing. mind is turning with this thought.

Suzy said...

hmm, My dogs making me laugh makes my heart absolutely sing.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Yours is a happy heart!
Thank you for the generous compliment!