I am vulnerably opening myself to more, and new, connections, and just in the past few days I have experienced:
~ an out-of-the-blue gift from someone I met once, ten years ago, who follows my blog
~ a dozen or more compliments every day
~ an offer of a ride to and from the airport for my upcoming NOLA trip (stay tuned for photos!)
~ these words from M next door (co-host, along with his lovely lady, of Saturday night’s party):
Great spending time with you last night. You brought such a light to the house! and thank you for your kind enthusiastic energy*… I had an idea today with shev, i wanted to share with you… we were talking about how much fun it was to have people over and how we want to do that more often and have artists musicians (really everyone is creative whether they admit it or not so all are welcome), so in the near future (next month or so) we want to do one sunday afternoon hang out, jam, casual thing with a dinner and invite whoever… people could spread out all over and jams could arise etc. people could paint… or just talk really whatever… i just want to be around inspiring people and play! anyways, we could totally do a potluck or i know you mentioned that you love cooking for people and i wanted to let you know if that was something you were interested in doing we’d love to have you do some cooking in kitchen, you could take it over really… or whatever… i don’t want it to be a stress for anybody… just fun. please let me know your thoughts and if you have any ideas”
Did my heart swell? It did.
It sounds like Show-Up-Hungry, magnified.
Creative Sundays? I’m psyched.
More adventures in connecting to come!
Yeah, I’m feeling way less off-kilter today :-)
*I think this might be one of the nicest compliments I have ever received.