….one of my greatest guilty pleasures!
Last night’s cuddly, skylight tree gazing, guesthouse abode post first time blues dancing. Grateful to know there are pockets of magical co-ops in the Bay Area. (at Fort Awesome)
Mmm, ginkgos. Take it or (golden) leaf it. Yep, next craft project. #mobilesonmobiles (at Anthropologie)
I am not often inclined to use the phrase, “story of my life”- but this word super resonates with me. Bonus points that it’s a Russian word. Reminds me of how much I crave to dive deeper into my Russian heritage, preferably through visiting there in the not too distant future!
This year was my 4th year at Burning Man, but first year with a crew building an art piece. We created Catmandu: a three story cat tree for humans. Here’s video taken of it one day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PG6GD1ymWs. There is still much to process from the experience of building something and watching strangers interact with it full of appreciation. This letter from a fellow campmate made me teary and sums up the beauty quite well. Feeling alive and grateful from the experience!!
"Dearest Cats (and dogs pretending),
We are meeting and sharing our [movement] with entrepreneurs, innovators, organizers, and community leaders from 14 other projects nationwide.
Nick Skytland, a rocket scientist at NASA, who helped launch National Day of Civic Hacking (the event which inspired the creation of [Freespace]) explains Civic Hacking here
Constant superficial conversation keeps us from noticing what’s going on with us emotionally or spiritually or in our bodies. Small talk alienates us from ourselves- perhaps a purpose as well as a result. In order to approach the deeper truths of our soul, we must quiet the inner chatter. Sacred…