Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Rumi
Quotes are my yoga today. They serve me as reminders to be good to myself, my body, my mind, my heart, to accept and sit with my tears.
I’m glad it’s Friday. I am hoping to get out and take some photographs this weekend. Until then, here’s a peak at what I’ve been up to this last week (and this summer). Studying at Muse, cooking with delicious summer eggplant, roaming around South Lake Union with my brother and sister-in-law, lunch at the Salmon House and spending some much-needed (for me) time with the felines. Grace turns 13 this month; Dandy turns 3 in a couple of weeks. (Happy birthday, cats! You’re both heading to the groomer!) This is, by far, my most favorite photo of Dandy. It’s a candid shot taken with my iPhone; he was hopefully waiting for “permission” to jump from the chair to the dining table (that permission is never granted, but that doesn’t stop him from asking).
Often we listen to a cat with more precision than we listen to our body. We cherish the cat. It purrs. Our body may have to release a scream, a symptom, to be heard by us at all. Too often, our soul can find no other way to be heard. - Marion Woodman
Have a wonderful weekend!