AHHH! Don't go in the house!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Life is where you go, dear friends, to temporarily believe in death, fleetingly forget your power, and briefly have the Dickens scared out of you, voluntarily. All in the name of adventure. - The Universe

(e>v says: Kinda sounds like sitting in the theatre watching a horror film, eh?! But don't forget, it's not so scary when you remember that it's all just make believe and that the monster is just a nice person in a mean costume and that, at any time at all, you can turn off your "lens" and see the world through a new perspective immediately. Who wants popcorn?)

Burn, Burn, Burn

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..." -Jack Kerouac

Adventure Awaits...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A great thought from a great artist ...

Life is Between the Trapeze Bars

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This is a quote from a birthday card I got this year. And, after recently attending a performance by the amazing youth performing arts center, Circus Juventas, I realize more and more how this is true. And how our attitude makes all the difference.

As I watched these performers fly through the air, I sat with anticipation and anxiety. Will they catch each other? Will they make it? I was tense. Probably an OK state for me to be in as I was on the ground ... but the daredevils? High, high above the popcorn-littered floor? Tense was not an option. They all hung, swung and flew in complete ease and trust ... loose and languid ... focused and free. They knew, if they tensed up or held back, a disaster could happen. (Or at least a semi-embarrassing fall to the safety net.)

They all knew that life truly was happening right that very moment ... and they dove in. Literally. And that's what made all the difference.