I'm someone working in an industry considered "essential." Banking might sound boring to a lot of people, but I know how important money is right now during this unfolding crisis. People want to make sure their funds are available to buy groceries. They want to make sure they are getting the best interest rates, gearing up to tackle this impact on our economy. Our economy isn't this ethereal, metaphoric thing. It's our every-day ability to meet our own needs; it's the way we keep money circulating through our communities so that everyone else can also meet their own needs.
What does this have to do with creating space? Obviously, Wisconsin is experiencing the effects of social distancing right now. But that's not the kind of space I'm talking about.
***On the third Sunday of the month (that's today!), I post about learning Spanish. It's one way, I'm discovering my roots. Scroll down by the cute picture of Chester to skip directly the learn Spanish part!***
You're probably in one camp and/or the other: taking news of the Coronavirus seriously and/or rolling your eyes at the wave of people hoarding toilet paper. Either way, I hope you're washing your hands thoroughly, wiping down surfaces, and not breathing heavy on your favorite grandma.
Last week, I skipped my weekly blog post because I was feeling drained. I almost didn't go perform at the event in Mineral Point celebrating International Women's Day -- but I'm so glad I did! And not just because I made the front page of Mineral Point's newspaper. The evening, hosted by ButtonHill Music Studio and LunArt Music Festival, was filled with inspiration.
Self-Care Sunday: Ode to Spring
It's too nice out for wasting minutes of gorgeous sunshine reading a long blog post (or writing one). Am I the only one wildly excited for spring? It's officially March, today will get up to 54 degrees, and singing birds have moved back to the neighborhood.
Spring officially starts on Thursday, March 19th this year. Only a few more weeks to go! And, so far, no more snow on the horizon. How are you getting ready for this turn into spring?
Here are a few quotes to with this incredible weekend sunshine:
“Awaken the sunshine within you.”
― Asad Meah
“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
March, when days are getting long,
Let thy growing hours be strong
To set right some wintry wrong.
― Caroline May, 1887
"Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment."
― Ellis Peters
“It is spring again.
The earth is like a child
that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke