Monday, April 07, 2008

newness


After a couple of very busy weeks, I've had the good, fun fortune to spend the last two days within a mile of my home.
And it makes me giddy.
A very happy gal.

I have a new yoga room, a new local coffee shop, and a new book.

Andy painted my yoga room last week. It's been transformed from a bright peach to a soft sage green. I love it up here. In there. It's just me, four small walls, old wood floors, two side by side windows and a great big tree that I can reach my arm out and touch. Between Andy's thai yoga massage (he's benefiting from the training) and my practice time I've probably spent three hours in there in the last 24 hours.

As Andy works on the laptop upstairs, I open the door and enter "my room", saying "I love it in here." Partly reminding him. But mostly reminding myself.

We have a new coffee shop here in Nicholasville. And as we all know, I am a lover of the coffee shop. It's open, airy, and pretty. Andy and I walked over this evening and I had my first iced coffee for the year. I was going to get decaf. But I forgot. As Andy and I walked back I realized my mistake. Telling him that at least I'd be able to stay awake for the big b-ball game tonight. But even better I'd be able to finish the book that I started reading today.

The book is "Insecure At Last" by Eve Ensler. It is a must read for all women. And all men. Eve shares her own personal experiences and shares the stories of women refugees, female prisoners, mothers of murdered girls in Juarez, Mexico, survivors of Katrina and the tsunami, and more. It is provocative and compelling. I can't say enough. And yes, Oprah says it "might be the most important book you read all year." Please pick it up today and let me know what you think.

And a quote from the last few pages I've read.....

"There is a plan to make you feel ugly and powerless, insignificant, and insecure. There is a plan to make you feel like someone or something is coming to fix and rescue you. Give up illusions of security! There is no one coming to take take death or aging or sickness away. There is no solution. There is no reason to fix it. No one smarter or better or on top. You are already enough.
Enough.
Each and every one of you.
Enough.
Enough."

3 comments:

melly h said...

That quote resonates deep in my heart. It is very beautiful...full of truth.

Thanks you for sharing that.

Anonymous said...

Wow!
I got a cold chill when I read that quote.
Thanks so much for sharing.
imb

musemother said...

thank you Sharon, I am learning that I am enough too.
found your blog through bella's interview, which was great, by the way.
keep on with your good work,
best
jenn
ps the quote from Eve Ensler is great. I love her books.