As Winter seems to be finally bowing out and allowing Spring to come forth, folks are celebrating by spending as much time outdoors as possible. Just drive by any of the local health food stores, parks, or coffee houses and you will see shiny, happy people making the most of the sunny weekend. I count myself lucky that I happened to be one of those shiny, happy people yesterday over at the Honeysuckle Tea House in the idyllic Chapel Hill back country.
The Tea House re-open
So much has happened this week, eh? (How many of you looked at the Canadian immigration website? Come on, be honest...) Without getting into gory details, let me just say that I felt my share of shock, denial, despair, confusion, fear over the future, etc. All of these feelings served as a great impetus to ask questions, read more, talk to people, to reach out and see how they were feeling, to comfort, in short, to connect. Regardless of the impetus, the result of connecting
This evening I attended a lecture by my teacher, Bir Krishna Goswami, on a fascinating topic - that of the archetype of the hero and his or her journey from a mundane situation, through an adventure of unknown lands and experiences, only to return to the world of the familiar, a changed person, equipped with boons that benefit the world at large. This journey was codified by Joseph Campbell, the world-renowned mythologist, who combed the mythologies of the world's great cultu
I hope you all had a holiday that suited your needs. For those that needed to travel and get away, I hope that you were able to honor that. For those that needed to spend time at home, in quiet and rest, I wish that you were able to fulfill that need. In a world of near-constant outside stimulation from multiple media devices and crowded work settings, it can be challenging to recognize your own rhythms and needs. Even when you identify what you are needing or wanting, it can
"Summertime, and the livin' is easy. Fish are jumping and the cotton is high..." played the soundtrack in my mind yesterday as I looked at out the idyllic scene where I work. For those of you who are not musical theater buffs, these lyrics are from the super famous song composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera, Porgy and Bess. And because I just can't fail to mention greatness, I have to point you to this here link for a recording of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong