I've been sorting and have filled my car twice with vintage books and craft supplies headed to St. Vincent's, but I couldn't part with this book. I mean, a mouse who wants to play the Balalaika? It's too good to be true. Plus, it has great vintage illustrations and a certain type of essence that creates in me deep longing for change.
Lately my thoughts have been at Mt. Shasta in Northern California...a place where I drank from the headwaters (a hole in a rock under some roots that I had to rock hop to get to) of the Sacramento River. The memory of that water and how it made me feel has never left me. In fact, we cancelled some plans we had the next morning just so we could go back and fill our bottles with more. It was truly a magical elixir and I came home with some questions answered. It was shortly after that trip that I decided to sell my gift shop and healing center.
I realize that a trip to Mt. Shasta for another dose isn't feasible right now, but I cannot help but wish for a similar elixir. One that helps me gain some clarity in my work, life and mood. I suppose it's true enough that in the short term I have plenty of clarity...I know I need to continue CrossFit, focus on improving my work, handle customer service issues and better manange my moods, but if you have a restless spirit then you understand how the line "meanwhile the gypsies travelled on" combined with this music creates an almost unbearable pressure on ones skin from the deep inside to the explosive without.
On a lighter note, I don't think I ever told you that one of my all time favorite words is:
Say it aloud.
I love it.
P.S. If you haven't "liked" the studio facebook page, you simply don't know what you've been missing. :)