I know it’s Saturday. It has been a super hectic week. Lots of plans were made, and then many had to be changed because I couldn’t do them all.
This Saturday, I decided to rest. I napped a lot. Vacuumed the floors. Did things around the house to ground myself. It was the perfect thing to do after a hectic week. My original plan for today was to go to the Firefly Gathering. Last Saturday, I helped Jan prepare a dome and get the ground level (lots of digging rocks and building walls in the dirt) for the building of a gigantic mega-shrine.
Firefly is being held at a beautiful site, and I am sure it is amazing, but I just haven’t made it out there again. When it comes to being around hundreds of people at a festival, I know I need to be able to come and go as I please. Having no car at the moment makes coming and going a little more difficult. (Though not impossible – with the absolute groovy love vibe of Firefly, I’m sure I could hitch a ride at least on the way OUT easily. I am just not in the mind-frame to do that right now). My headspace has been more cuddly over big celebrations — or big celebrations in small doses.
I’m sure folks are having an amazing time. Though it was on the hot side today, these nights are perfect. Breezy and almost cool. Summer in Flagstaff!
While working on the festival, I had a chat with this gorgeous Appaloosa. She was hanging out against a blue-green barn. Her coat is chalky grey, but her color seems to absorb the colors around her. Here, she takes on a green hue. As the sun sets, I imagine she glows purplish red. Just, wow. I love her.
The small breaks between social intensity are essential. It’s summer. It’s time to see people and be outside! Even if I walk or ride my bike to and from work, evening strolls complete the day. There is so much to see and wonder about.
The clouds are building for the monsoon season. Plants are blossoming already. With the rains, the flowers will be everywhere.
These feathery flowers are ready for rain – this photo was taken on a day a forest fire was blazing near Prescott.
This week looked like this:
Saturday – labor for Firefly, get filthy, meet new house guests while covered in dirt
Sunday – re-meet house guests, play darts with guest and room mate
Monday – work and play more darts – my arm hurts!
Tuesday – work, can’t remember but I know I went from morning to night because I didn’t have time to get my poems together for a poetry slam on Wednesday
Wednesday – work, go to volunteer meeting for the Clips, Beer & Film Tour, meet up with house guests and read at a poetry slam (the slam turned into a regular reading)
Thursday – work, volunteer bartend for Clips, Beer & Film Tour – Though I can’t drink beer, the night was perfect and I had FUN!!
Friday – work, prepare for trip to Bryce Canyon (I am so excited!!) – bon voyage night out dancing with Welsh and Irish soccer coaches – our house guests
Next week I will be in Bryce Canyon. I can’t wait!! Looking forward to what I will see and to having awesome company.
Thanks for reading. Have a beautiful week.
Om shanti –