Advent Day SeventeenDecember 17, 2013
Advent Day NineteenDecember 19, 2013
You must know that you can swim through every tide and change of time. From a Yogi Tea bag.
I collect my Yogi Tea bag “fortunes”. You never know when they might come in handy for something. Nearly a year ago I used my favorite one ever, one that had been on my bulletin board in my studio for a very long time in a collage that I made for my sister when she had to drive in ridiculous snow and she wasn’t really ready to do it.
I tried to channel that mantra yesterday when I could not get up the first of three different hills on my way home from work because the town of Cheshire hadn’t plowed. I’ve come a long way in the past 20 years when it comes to driving in snow. I don’t fear it anymore, but I certainly respect the challenge of it. As I spun my snow tires and made absolutely no upward progress I decided that the better decision was to park at the fire station and walk home. Sometimes saying I can park at the fire station and walk the mile home with the light of the full moon instead of sliding off the road is smarter than saying I can’t get up the hill. A little reframing of the I don’t knows, I’m not readys and I can’ts can go a really long way.