Riding bikes makes me happy
Paul and I went for a bicycle ride through some wetlands today. The air was misty and moist, rich with oxygen. It was perfect.
It’s my birthday. I’m in Florida. Swamps. Green. The day feels dreamy and full of possibility.
I have decided I must have a birthday bicycle ride for the rest of my life.
Paul and I talked about work and creativity and traveling and expectations and art and writing and music, and being in the zone, and all the people in our lives who inspire us. We are ready to get back to work.
Cool Dark Morning
Before anyone woke up this morning, I went for a walk. It was windy, cool, and moist, and I felt easily startled. The waning moon was a tiny sliver within a disc. I was surprised at the sound of traffic in the near distance. I thought about the dream I awakened from, I was in my grandparents swimming pool. My mother told me to be careful not to make a mess. I was making a piece of art that had a fluid, messy process. My friend from the bank thought it was beautiful. I decided to be as messy as I needed to be.
After my dark morning stroll, I pulled one of my favorite cards, Three of Cups, for my birthday.
It’s so joyful!
Days before I moved to Flagstaff, in the summer of 2007, while I was cat sitting in Brooklyn, my friend Robert Alvarez the Psychic Witch, gave me a tarot reading. I pulled the Three of Cups. He told me I would make music again and that I would have the most fun playing with women. He told me I needed to play music with women.
I remembered his reading this morning.
Now I am in The Lofi Sofias, an all-female band. Playing with these women is so much fun. I’m so grateful. Our band has healed years of silence.
And! I make music with my man, too. He is so sweet and so much fun and so talented. It is such a privilege to play with him.
And here I go now, another year around the sun, another year of celebrating music, creativity, art, writing, riding, friendships, love, collaboration, learning, teaching, connection, inspiration and happiness. I am looking forward to 2020!
Freakin’ life!! Cheers to life!!
I love my life.