"Story Lady"

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Delight from Manford:

"Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather."
--Martha Graham
photo of 'The Radium Dance Group'


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

High Recommend

Saw this on Christmas Day
Excellent

love & love,
-g-

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

from Peggy - (Rumi Alert)

Everyone sleeps, 
except lovers, 
who stay awake, 
telling stories to God.

--Rumi



Sunday, December 22, 2013

Tiny Home Movement



today, i think i like
"The Elm"

hmmmm -


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Park Gig

Paul Bartholomew was going through his old photos
and found this
It's a Park Gig
meaning I'm standing on a flatbed truck with a shell over it
somewhere in a huge park
you can see a sound man still pulling stuff together
 the crew seemed to be running late
BUT
The park was packed, so i started on time
(this was taken in 1990)

It's good to be reminded.
I wonder what will happen next.

love & love,
-g-

Friday, December 13, 2013

"Next!"

We have snow, ice, sleet and rain
I hear it's snowing in Cairo, Egypt
I also hear the sun is expressing itself
by changing poles
 (really)

new, next, something extraordinary
marvelous, wonderful
Universally Magic
and
Here we are
Ready to Claim
It for OurSelves
Our Next Marvelous
Filled with Light, Inspiration
and
Happiness
Beginning

We'll remember what brought us here
and
we'll be ready for our Bright Future
Now

yep. bring it on
ring the bell
"Next!"


Monday, December 09, 2013

The Maggid of Hollywood, Paul Woolf

You know from Paul Woolf?  He's a successful screen writer, and story writer -
As a child didn't fit so good in his Brooklyn, Conservative shul - 
(late 1940's - 1950's) 
He questioned so much

that his Rabbi banned him from shul and he ended up studying over the phone with the Cantor. 
(Blessings to every Cantor who was kind to a kid.)
  Mr. Woolf said, it was okay, 
studying with the Cantor 
because when he (Mr. Woolf) would stop and ask what the words meant,
the Cantor would do his best to explain.  
But, after Bar Mitzvah  (Oy!  What a Bar Mitzvah story it was!)
Young Mr. Woolf left to find Life on his own terms.

Eventually his heart 
(or as it's said, his Jewish Soul) 
called out to him.  
This time, the right teachers were there . . 
(turns out one of them was one of mine - Rabbi Zalman)  
Here's a happy surprise . . . 
Mr. Paul Woolf received s'micha - to be a Maggid 
(Feb. 27th, 1994.)


"Traditionally a Maggid is not necessarily a book person,
in the way a rabbi is or should be. 
When a Maggid looks at a Jewish text,
he does so with the sense of the immediacy, 
the urgency of scripture. 
His task is to awaken people from spiritual sleep."


Sunday, December 08, 2013

Deep apologies if you received a bazillion messages - I did the transfer incorrectly the first time - I promise not to do it again

"Don't Rain On My Parade . . . "

(It's a song title - 
no worries)

I slowed my "Traveling w/Leonardo"
because someone brought a video - with an electronic sounding voice over
all about Leonardo being a phony.

What's UP with that?
So, I thought about this
I didn't research it, because ultimately it does not matter
What I'm striving to do is reignite my own creative expression
(I think this might be the cover of a book for Canadian Homeschooling)
I think it's a little like Nicholas this time of year.
So much of the world celebrates the mythical idea
Both of the men lived
ideas have come to surround the idea of them
to inspire others.
(Nicholas means Victory of the people
Leonardo means lion - in case you wondered)
(this photo comes from a blog post celebrating Leonardo's garden)
I am going to travel along w/Leonardo for a while longer,
Then, move to another project i intended to start a long time ago
At the moment, it's easy to see I'm looking at a quality considered 
elementary
"Curiosity"
(a desire to know - or learn)
I think i have an abundance of this quality.

Here is a photo of Leonardo's childhood home
(Looks like a tourist destination now)

Lots of people have taken photos of places they've visited
connected to Leonardo
I am grateful, it's nifty to be able to connect with bits of the story
and with the people inspired by it/him

 I'm am looking to reignite the creative Lion inside of me
and YOU are invited to play, too
if a similar journey interest you.

love & love,
-g-

Friday, December 06, 2013

Nicholas Day

There are many people here celebrating
St. Nicholas Day
Children put their shoes out last night
and found candy 
or treats waiting for them this morning.

For several years I got to celebrate in a large event
hosted by Catholic Supply of St. Louis
Hundreds came on Nicholas Eve
People brought gifts for Nicholas
to deliver to others
We would have a pile of games, toys, socks, blankets
and cash
to give to children at the St. Nicholas School in our
inner city


Whatever you celebrate
Wherever you are
I wish for you
 Light, Joy, Hope
and
Happiness


Thursday, December 05, 2013

Thank YOU, Holy One - for loaning us Nelson Mandela

This man changed the world
Lifted and Inspired us all
His memory will be a Blessing.

love & love,
-g-


Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Monday, December 02, 2013

Doesn't this look wild and happy????

May we all have free hearts
Filled with Joy
and Minds Open
to New Possibilities.

Happy December,
love & love,
-g-