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down the rabbit hole

Usually a few times a year a big wave of creativity will suddenly come sweep me off my feet. It makes me feel freshly inspired and energized, and I want to see, smell, feel, listen, and taste the world with all my senses. It is a place of great calm yet also a space where wellsprings of ideas and inspired creative flights come soaring through like the dance of birds on the wind. I have come to recognize that these times happen also when my life is harmonizing just so, where the rhythmic alignment of my mind, body and spirit is set within a specific range that's attuned to my true cosmic flow. This is the place where I strive to exist more often, and I am learning to better circumnavigate obstacles that tend to bump me off the path so I can create on a more gentle trajectory and less on one that's wildly up and down, but I also know like nature, this is how I flow. It's clear to me now that these inspired times always open up in the wake of off-loading and working thr

fall in love with squam

Every time I head back to the lake, even if it's just for a quick visit, I always feel joyful and sated. The kids and I decided last minute to attend the Art Fair, so we packed a bag and hopped in the car for the 90 minute drive. As soon as we left town I could feel an ease and happiness come over me, and I thought... I have to remember I need this, to be with my people in this place that feels so much like home. We hit the usual spots we love to peruse on the way there; Fig Tree Gallery (formerly Veggie Art Girl), Wholly Tara, The Common Man, and especially the Moultonborough General Store where the kids stock up on pickled limes (yup!) and candy, and I enjoyed all the inspiration plus my favorite iced coffee with topped with iced-coffee cubes (genius!). Along the winding wooded road just near the lake, a giant owl flew across our path and we were all so enchanted!  It was almost dusk when we arrived, but that didn't deter my youngest from wanting to dive ri