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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Spirit Tribe

Scott, who blogs at The Dishwasher's Tears, and Yolie, who blogs at Planting Along the Verge, are in town this week. Last night they were meeting up with Yolie's son Pete and his new wife Pam, and their friend The Monk at Streetbird, which is a restaurant in my hood. Scott texted me:"Get down here and join us, girl! We would LOVE that!" Now you know, I'm not really spontaneous that way. I'm a little bit shy. And yet somehow, as soon as I saw the text, I knew I was going to meet up with them. I mean, Scott and Yolie. How could you not? They are as wonderful as you might imagine, and more. Warm, easygoing, they take you just as they find you, and they give the most soul-enveloping hugs. I loved meeting the others, too, even though Pete wasn't feeling so well and seemed to be coming down with the flu. (Feel better, Pete!) Scott and Yolie and I held hands like little kids on a playground, so thrilled to actually be looking into each other's faces. There was no awkwardness, just love. Just laughs. Just some deep spiritual talk, which was not heavy at all, but like breath, like pure sweet air. And then, to make everything even more perfect, when I came home and logged onto Instagram to post that picture up top, what should I see but a follow request from our long lost Deirdre! I have missed her so much since she stopped blogging, and now we are in touch again. The spirit tribe was out in force last night. The connections were popping. I am so filled up with love right now I can't even describe it. But yeah, that happened.

21 comments:

  1. How thrilling! So glad your souls got to meet and your bodies got to hug. Magical when bloggers meet.
    xoxo
    Barbara

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    1. Barbara, it was kinda magical, it's true. We share so much here that when we meet up in the flesh, we realize that we already know each other at great depth! Happy new year to you, dear one.

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  2. Awesome...there are more than a few I would love to meet...

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    1. e, even though I am somewhat reticent, i'd love it too.

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  3. Oh, that's a beautiful thing. :) <3

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    1. ellen, nice to see you here, my dear friend. happy new year! perhaps we will meet one day, if you'd like (i know we're both sorta shy). my cousin who is like my sister just moved to orlando so i imagine i will be there now and then. xo

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    1. Ashley, you said it exactly right. Thanks for commenting here!

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  5. Can someone kindly tell me what makes one spiritual?
    - Sam

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    1. Sam, I love your question but I can't really answer it well, even though I will try: I think being spiritual has to do with trying to engage with all you encounter in a loving way. It is not the same thing as being religious although religious people can be spiritual and nonreligious people can be spiritual. To me, being spiritual has to do with being loving, and of course failing at that sometimes, but coming back to consciousness about it and trying again. It has to do with operating from a place of love rather than from a place of fear, such a hard thing for we humans to achieve, but in the moments that we do, it feels divine and right and yes, spiritual. This is an inadequate response to your huge question, I'm sorry. But I'm glad you asked and hope others here might do better than me in giving you an answer that satisfies.

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    2. Thank you for your very thoughtful response, 37 Paddington. Yes, love is our intrinsic self-nature. And I personally have lost count of the number of times of me failing and trying again.
      Have a great day, Angel!
      - Sam

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  6. How wonderful. I have made many friends via blogging and my kids used to express mock horror when I said I was going to hang with someone I literally met on the Internet. I have one bloggy friend whose brother now stays with me when he's at conferences in town!

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    1. Expat mom, i love that. These connections are quite real, aren't they? Happy new year and may everything that bedeviled you in 2016 be magically healed in 2017.

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  7. Dearest Rosemary! It was such a pleasure to meet ITF! Thank you so much for venturing out and putting the cherry on top of that evening. My only wish is that we could have had more time to sit and talk! It was an absolute whirlwind of a trip and it feels like it happened in little snippets. You are such a sweet wonderful soul, I am so grateful for you. Wishing you and your beautiful family a joyous and peaceful New Year. XXXOOO

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    1. Yolie, it was pure joy meeting you two! As Scott said, we are family. I knew it would be a whirlwind of a week, so I'm glad we had that evening together in Streetbird. I loved following your insta pictures! You are both so all the way live! Let's do it again when you come this way or I come your way. It's gonna happen! Big hugs.

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  8. Excellent! I'm so glad you got to meet up with the Dishwasher, whose blog I frequently read but rarely comment on. I would fully expect them to be pretty awesome people.

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    1. Steve, they are indeed pretty awesome people. They radiate light, literally.

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