1. Really in need of the mantra today. I feel like we are all on a runaway train. I need to breathe. Here we go. Today I promise to be my best self. To be an outstanding mother, a passionate artist, a good friend, and an open hearted woman. I will get on the mat, create with great abandon in the studio, and remember wherever there is a lock, there is always a key. I am sending love to those who need it, and to those who don't think they do. I'm going to start here. Small but mighty.

2. I heard something similar to this on NPR this morning regarding climate change. The idea made my mind melt a little. The guest said something to the effect of - It's not a dividing line where you are on one side and I am on the other. It's a circle and we are all inside of it - Isn't that true for everything? Whoa.

3. I was feeling quite tender this morning as I drove my babe to school. Last year our neighbor's son died quite suddenly. He was survived by his wife and two children. As I waved at our neighbor as we passed by I wondered so many things about his grief. As he watched us pull away was he reminded of his son? When does he cry? Does he cry? When will his pain get better? Will things ever be okay again? Sometimes there is incredible bravery in just getting through the day. I need to remember this.

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