A Day to Do While Trying to Be

My late posting reflects my busy-ness this morning trying to follow-up on e-mails, making sure I have no loose ends.  The task continues, but I shall not fail to inspire you to do something crafty today, even if my own craftiness may just be decluttering my house, which seems to have a peculiar odor to it.  Hmmm.

This past weekend, we jumped at the opportunity to go hiking with friends.  It rained, but Hemmed-In Hollow Falls makes for a great hike — a bit arduous though the kids managed it all (5 miles), except the youngest, of course, who was carried.  I’m still a bit sore, even though the hubby is the one who carried her most!  (The Wiki-pedia link for Hemmed-In Hollow is here.)

Most crafty of the experience was our visit to Osage Clayworks, which isn’t far from the trail.  We got to visit with Newt in his studio/retail store.  Inspiring and sincere.  The visit was delightful, and most importantly, the kids had a blast making little clay creations which he will share with other kids after they’ve been fired and glazed.  Our kids got to take home little creations from other little hands, and the youngest enjoyed following the cat and dogs around.  We couldn’t help but buy a couple of apple bakers, and we can’t wait to try them.

Last but not least, this start of April signifies the beginning of National Poetry Month.  Let your heart and your art be inspired by the everyday simple beauty around you.

Can you watch
the sunrise without counting the minutes,
naming the colors,
wondering when the sun will peak over the horizon?

Can you be still
long enough to change with the clouds,
dark fade away,
feel the earth turn to show you our sun?

Can you
be still
the Sun rising.
No surprises.
No disappointments.
Be risen.

Enjoy your spring and Easter season.

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