"Story Lady"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Library

One of my Favorite Hang Outs
is the Library

have you checked one out lately??
NOW,
if you can't visit personally,
you can still do a LOT
online

okay, okay - there are STILL way cool mobile units
when i first arrived here, I walked to meet up with the Traveling Library - 
I still LOVE that

BUT, also - from whatever link up device you use
you can borrow a book, get information, renew material,
learn a language
YES!!!  With your library card
you can learn a language!!
can you imagine?

Our downtown library has new ways to have meetings
and
a cafe
and auditorium
and events
and classes
including dance
I mean

A Library
It's WAY Cool

sigh, life is good.
-g-


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Someone posted this online - i just like it . .

i have a friend who said he was attending a wedding this weekend
i keep thinking
This is the time of year
a lot of us
 consider vows

Ideally
we could all be reminded
our relationships
reflect
something High, Pure and Holy


I would like to grow in to the kind of person
who remembers this

In the meantime
I really like this picture


love & love,
-g-


Friday, September 26, 2014

Looking Forward . . .

We are in the Days of Awe
There is so much all around
messages from people i barely know
marvels everywhere i look

Promises to believe in
a twist in the path that 
Affords a Better View

Constant Reminders 
that
All Is Well

and 
a day to rest up
(nice, it was needed)

For All Of You
I wish Every Bit of Sweetness Life Can Bring


love & love,
-g-





Sunday, September 21, 2014

S'lichot

My heart is happy.
Our choir sang last night
for a beautiful service
at the end we each lit a candle
and sang a song with no words
quietly
as if we were trying to touch the face of Love

then silently left the sanctuary 

In the next couple of weeks
there will be a few
Really HUGE
services
attended by thousands

those will be 
wonderful, meaningful
gatherings

AND
we'll be singing with an orchestra

all nifty

But,
color me grateful
we begin this season
by touching our own hearts
quietly

then going home
to sleep in
Peace

love & love,
-g-


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Art Outside

What a terrific life
yesterday was my first experience
doing a tiny tot storytime
hour long set
outside
main stage
at an established art fair
it was the first time they decided to try inviting a story teller

We ALL called it a terrific success
and we have been invited back
next year

It isn't such a huge stretch from concert performing (musical) artist
to story teller
(Maggid)

I admit to surprising a lot of people
but, you would not blink an eye
knowing I do it all differently
wilder
crazier
and
we all sing & dance together
AND
the young people claim the event
so
everything changes in a heart beat
to include their ideas.

yesterday i learned a cave looks like a rainbow
is dark inside 
and friendly bats live there
also, some children sleep very quietly

I learned the third little pig bought the vacant lot 
across the street from his mother's house
and, after earning his doctorate
built a three story brick home
with a circular staircase
bedrooms on the second floor
ballroom and playroom on the third floor
kitchen in the basement
with everything you could want for your favorite sandwiches
the alarm system was so sophisticated
that no one
not even the baddest 
huffy puffy wolf
could break in

perhaps my favorite moment
is when we rode fast things
especially a time machine
that took us to the future
where there is Peace
We brought that Peace home
with us
to share on a sunny 
storytime day
in Maplewood, MO

an awesome art fair for everyone
Art Outside

love & gratitude
-g-