photos from my day…

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had the pleasure of seeing salsabor, my dear friend andrea’s salsa school performing at lunch today. they have just been selected to compete at the Los Angeles Salsa Congress in 2006. if you’re an canberra~ite, looking to put some hot stuff in your step, salsabor might be just the right spice!

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”
~ anonymous

for the earth angels and the universe. riding a bike up the mountain to see the sky at bluey~pinky sunset time. the world all laid out before me. hand picked flowers. a thousand ways to count the blessings that shower us all…

“When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.”
~ anonymous

and here’s my surprise silly magic shot of the day… we were driving home, when i caught sight of a stuffed lion enjoying the view from the back of a truck near us. i made chris drive along beside him while i took happy snaps of the crazy magic lion… and i *adore* how the pic worked out.

Symptoms of Inner Peace

Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to inner peace and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Some signs and symptoms of inner peace:

  • A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
  • A loss of interest in judging other people.
  • A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
  • A loss of interest in conflict.
  • A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom).
  • Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
  • Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
  • Frequent attacks of smiling.
  • An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
  • An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

From Creative Growth

Happy Birthday Lile…

It was my dear friend Lile’s birthday yesterday.
I love her muchos {but not as muchos as Argentinian inflation}, and I just know she’ll grin and say YOU CHEEKY MONKEY when I wish her the BEST 29th BIRTHDAY EVER!

To celebrate, we had a picnic in the park,
which lasted 10 glorious minutes.
Those ten glorious minutes were spent opening presents,
doing a PLEASE DON’T RAIN DANCE,
making rainhats out of plastic bags (as delightfully modelled by andrea below)
before relinquishing our control of the weather,
and walking back to work in the pouring rain, giggling madly as we hid under our picnic blanket.

we couldn’t have made better magic if we tried.

happy birthday lile~pilly.
may all your answered prayers arrive on rainbow wings and bearing belgian truffles.

love,
Leonie

rainbow seekers take note…

a huge, vibrant rainbow appeared outside our office windows this afternoon.
miracles abound.
they reek of answered prayers
joys untold
childlike joy
P R O M I S E.

i dare you to draw one.

“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue,
and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”
~ Lyman Frank Baum

“Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.”
~ Virginia Woolf
“The true harvest of my life is intangible – a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched”
~ Henry David Thoreau

things i adore…

i adore this man, and i adore our green couch by the windows to read in. and i ADORE charlie’s expression in this picture…

i adore wearing my ten year old docs with my blue fru fru skirt. i feel 90’s kickass and new millenium hippy all at once.