A doodle in a journal becomes a message to oneself.

Not fancy.  Not elaborate and not necessarily meant for anyone else’s eyes.

Yet, here we are in a time when many of us haven’t spoken up.

Sheltering in place, we are taken out of society, given this time for reflection.  Contemplation.

Where are we going to go from here?

How are we going to do things differently, with more consciousness?

We see the effects, for instance, of global warming across the planet.
What are you and I going to do differently to preserve the planet for
the future generations?

How helpless are we feeling?

What are the topics of discussion that we want to air?

Instead of zoning out in front of a tv screen, what is it that is important to you, today?

What do you want to talk about that you haven’t given voice to yet?

What do you deeply know to be true that is different from all the belief structures that your society, culture has overwhelmed you with?

What needs to change?

SPEAK about it.

We see the Himalayas.  The air is clear in areas where it’s been polluted for years.  Nature is in the forefront of our vision right now…especially as we experience spring in the northern hemisphere.

It seems that which we have put in the background, at the bottom of the list, is thrusting itself in front of manmade institutions and systems and saying


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I am a writer, a seeker, a discoverer, a poet, a painter, a woman with something to say about a variety of topics. Some topics are difficult but they are real. Some are sheer silliness.

4 thoughts on “Speak”

  1. Christine,
    Your blog today reminds me of when some people used to have salons to share ideas and creativity. I’ve always wanted to do this. It feels there’s so much unspoken in these times as there’s no easy venue for deep round table conversation even online.
    It’s good to see the effects of us ‘staying home’ on Mother Nature. Blue skies and more birds this year.
    I love doodling!

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  2. Dear Cathy,
    Yes, I’ve been intrigued by “salons” where people gather to share ideas. I agree that there doesn’t seem to be a venue for ongoing conversation. To be in purposeful conversation with others is a fine art, I’ve discovered. To learn to listen and be present as another speaks. Then, to speak from your own center can be challenging. To respect and not correct or presume you have the correct answer…quite an ability to master. And, it seems like the only way we can improve is to practice with others. Ground rules, of course.
    Thanks for your comment!


  3. Christine,
    Yes, conversation is a fine art; somewhat of a ‘lost’ art. I agree completely with what you said. It’s an ongoing practice for me; not easy at times, but can be very satisfying.

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