I have written to myself for years and sometimes dipped my toes into the sea of sharing my thoughts. But more often than not, I find a good reason to keep my notes to myself. So, this year, I am going to make a blog (years after so many others are doing this!) One way to tell you more “about” me is to explain why I chose the tags and bylines that I did.
In case you don’t know, the movies have been a big part of my life. I often dreamed of being a star, as i lay on the floor of the local movie theater to watch Romeo and Juliet for the 17th time. This was in addition to acting it out with my best friend, leaping on and off her twin beds as we assumed all the roles in Shakespeare’s tragedy. So my sub-heading of “pensamientos” is my adaptation from Lillian Hellman’s book, Pentimento, introduced to me by Jane Fonda as Lillian, in the movie Julia. Excellent book – excellent movie.
And the header “the life you learn with” is a phrase used by Glenn Close in the movie “the Natural”. She is speaking to the Robert Redford character, telling him that we have two lives, the life we learn with and the life we live with. That has stayed with me, though I no longer see these two aspects as linear in time or space, but more like a spiral staircase. We learn and then live what we learn, moment by moment, if we allow for that approach. (FYI – The book by Bernard Malamud is nothing like the movie!)
And being from the ’60s and now in my sixties is just a kick! I want to be authentic and true to who I am, to what I have learned. My quest to better know God, Love, Spirit has been quite an adventure. I have left behind so many of the boxes and forms I once thought were needed or worse yet, required, by “others”. And I see more clearly than I ever have that the forms, the protocols, the limits, were all in my perspective. So I hope my sharing on this forum will help me connect and see the seamless nature that I am glimpsing more and more that holds and unites all creation.