Creative pauses and surges

The holding on
The letting go
The keeping up amidst the flow
Try as we might
To do something good, something right
Staying up til the middle of night
Then fighting fatigue in the daylight
The creative urge surges
Until we link and merge with what nurtures

I realize some epic moons have come and gone since my last post.
Phases and stages.
A variety of factors have had me procrastinating this particular outlet…time/technology/over-thinking…I’m sure you understand.
But my favorite reason for not posting recent poems & pics is:
Sweet Jones has a new album we’ve been recording and a summer tour I’ve been building/booking!
This has taken all spare time the last few months. EXCITED!!
The album is titles Home: Vol. 1 and will be released June 23rd, 2015. The southwest tour through TX/NM and surrounding regions goes 6/25-7/19.
I’ve set us up with Instagram (finally joining another branch of social media!)
And will be posting pics from the road.
Follow/join email list if it interests you 🙂

In the meantime, a few recent pics…
And by the way, first time posting from iPhone WordPress app. Forgive me if it looks strange. 😉

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Springtime flowers

 

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night shadows, uptown New Orleans

 

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the soft light of morning

 

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Sunday chillin’

 

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tiny delicacy

 

Taking My Time

Life is full throttle most days, and though it can wear me out at times, I am grateful for what comes.  I strive to always learn something from these experiences, sometimes in spite of myself.  I know that the faster time moves, (it’s October!?) the more mindful I must be to take care of myself and carve out bits of time for what feeds the soul.  And trust that whatever didn’t get ‘done’, well, it can wait.

Last Thursday after work, my husband and I drove out to Pensacola for a quick overnight getaway to hear some great music from another musical duo we admire – Karp Foley Band (Peter Karp and Sue Foley).  We stayed the night with friends, talking and strumming way past my usual bedtime, and then spent the next day slowly driving back home along the gulf coast, stopping for some beach time with the guitars.  It was a great, ever so brief respite.

Tonight, I took a little time to tinker in the kitchen with baking, and then sorting through recent photos and poetry books.  And listen to the lovely instrumental album ‘Unspoken Requests‘ by Linford Detweiler (Over the Rhine).  All very relaxing and heart-soothing.

So now, for the photos and poetry to share!  The poetry is older and the photos are brand new, just from the last week or so.  🙂

3/24/2002
Disintegrate to dust
Your fears against trust
Go wherever you feel you must
Don’t let your spirit rust

Your imagined obligation
To follow trepidation
Keeps you in your station
To never see the full nation

Uncover your elation
Accept the celebration
Let the mind take a vacation
Let the heart be the sensation.