For the past several days, I’ve been sick with a cold (or allergies, or something that makes you feel otherwise worthless as a productive human being).
Today, I felt completely cold-free and ready to do something other than lay on the couch staring at television programs and swallowing globs of cold medicine. Instead of twiddling my thumbs, I recycled glass Perrier water bottles, Mexican-imported Sprite bottles, and a Japanese push-top soda bottle -a.k.a. my new flower vases.
I wish I were in Brooklyn, NY to visit Kara Walker’s exhibit: A Subtlety, or The Marvelous Sugar Baby. Opening a dialogue about slavery, race, gender and various cultural bias and stigma, Walker’s sculpture has dug its claws deep into the psyche of Brooklyn and the world.
The work is striking. Walker and her crew erected a Sphinx out of 80,000 lbs of refined sugar. Once the exhibit closes on July 6 2014, the sugar will be recycled.
If you are in Brooklyn, visit Kara Walker’s exhibit inside the Domino Sugar Factory. You have to see this amazing feat of genius. Visit Creative Time now to watch a short video about Walker’s project.
As many of you know from reading my blog posts, I am a believer in learning something new everyday. With the act of learning, it is important to remember to apply the act of allowing these new learning experiences to come to you with an open mind and heart.
After visiting with my vocal coach (yes, I’m learning how to sing and breath correctly because it’s super fun), she imparted a tidbit of invaluable wisdom. She told me to practice the art of allowance. Ever since that moment, I have had a clearer understanding of not only how to deflect negative energy from my everyday life but how to allow positive energy and thoughts to rush into my everyday tasks and interactions with others.
Just because we have a wish to learn new things doesn’t mean we actually do. Most of the time, I’ve struggled to learn new things even though I’ve desperately wanted to and that is because I didn’t allow myself to use kindness and self-acceptance while intercepting new information.
So now, it is with a glad heart that I am able to share this quote with you and hopefully you will allow yourself to let positivity enter into your life.
In Austin, many of us are looking forward to the musical acts and comedians scheduled to perform at FunFunFun Fest this year. If you haven’t made it down here to the Texas Hill Country to enjoy our magical music moments, find a way to enjoy live music in your city.
The weekends are designed for rest, relaxation, and tons of fun – enjoying music by your favorite artists in the city you love is a perfect way to spend your two-day break from work! Who knows? You may even gain more writing material than you’d expect just by having fun with friends and family at a concert.
Writing Ideas abound!
Going to FFF? Who are you most excited to see this year?