I wrote to Louis Masai today and I realize that I just went a billion miles an hour about stuff and I didn't take him along the journey with me. It really is 3 separate things I am on about and so I need to slow down and help people come along with me. When I was developing the PwC proposition on water scarcity/flooding and the physical impacts of climate change, I did tend to get excited about my work and do the same thing.
Ok...so having said that, here we go...
1. I am grateful that I got a catalogue from Louis today as I'd like to buy something but I don't think its in the catalogue. It also gave me the opportunity to contact him about other things in the pipeline. I am grateful that I had the energy to do it, because I don't always.
2. I am grateful that I got to meet with Ruth at the Canvas Café and since she is a member of the Happiness Cafes in Action for Happiness, she thought that we would be a good fit for the 365 day celebration. So, with the venue sorted, I've been able to set up the invitation. It is going to be an intimate gathering but I don't have the energy for personal invitations so I hope people don't mind a facebook invitation. I would like to ask one of the street art community to help lead a tour but...I'm not sure they wouldn't see that as work rather than recognition of their knowledge. Let's see...I'll think about it. Oh, did I mention that I'm adding a street art tour to the celebration day? No? Ah, didn't take you along the journey with me, did I?
3. I am grateful for my hairdressing salon. I've now had 5 different colourists in 13 years and they've kept a record of my colour so that I don't have to try to colour match or go with the whim of a new stylist. They do a nice job of it - Toni and Guy, South Kensington - show them some love, people.
Joy - It was a joy to have supper with my flatmate, L- tonight. We spend a lot more time together than I would have ever imagined that we would. We are very different in ages and I am older than his mother but we laugh because he acts 45 and is 23 and I act 23 and am .... not. ;)
Oneness - I thought a lot tonight about what I'm going to feel if sp76 and d7606 turn out to be the same person. I don't know what to hope for. If they are, then I think we will get over my being a dork pretty easily (d7606 is a darling). If they're not...well...I will be glad that I didn't offend d7606. I guess I'm hoping it is not the same person, but I will find out tomorrow, won't I? I know that we talk about us all being one...but in this case...I hope they are two.
I met a young man at the Canvas Café today who comes from Vancouver Island where my nieces live, TCBC lives and where I spent a seminal year in writing school. I felt oneness with the west coast of Canada, with the hippies from back home (though I was never a hippie till I went to NYC and became a yoga teacher) and with the forest and sea. I was thinking a lot about the forest and sea, sitting in the middle of east London this afternoon and I need to get out in nature for a walk very soon or I will get itchy in my soul.
Service - my sister remains in the hospital one level of urgent care below intensive care and so I sent her distance healing today. I am also talking to potential subjects for my next article on service.
With that - I'm off to Bristol....And it looks like I'm due for another reflections piece...