Okay, so it’s another cubic zirconia day, but I am noticing is is kind of pretty and definitely sparkly under our moisture laden Portland sky, which is certainly progress. I spent a lot of time in bed this morning, thinking about ways that I sabotage myself with old, underlying beliefs that are not in the least bit based in reality. It was a good exercise, making me both laugh and cry at the ways I look at the ebb and flow that is my life: loving, loathing, embracing, and condemning. As well, I followed this mental work with a bit of physical exercise, too, getting sweaty on the rowing machine in the basement. Like I quoted Isak Dinesen in a previous post – “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” I definitely got the first two. Yessiree.
Maybe I’ll make an addendum to her quotation to add Ella and Louis to the salt water, for boy do they ever make it an exquisite glass of thirty-year-old port, one to be savored over the whole of the evening. Delicious! Never have I been in such a state of lowness that I couldn’t be cajoled into smiling, dancing, singing, and crying a few tears upon hearing their lovely voices. Not sad tears, mind you, only the oh my gosh are these people talented variety. Simply put, my admiration for each is heightened when they sing (they were pretty neat to begin with), especially together. Every note and phrase fine. Lightning in a bottle – medicinal, magical. Get it here!