Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ahhhh, Paradise...

I am at the Stella Maris Retreat Center in Long Branch, NJ enjoying a slice of Paradise (while working as the Resident Artist for the Ministry and Imagination Course). I woke up and watched the sun rise over the ocean from my window. (Tomorrow I will venture out.) I went for a walk on the beach (in my Uggs) and climbed on rocks that still had remnants of last week's deep freeze. (Contrary to popular belief there is beautiful blue water in New Jersey.) I called up my most sensuous self—the woman who breathes deeply, moves slowly, eats slowly, savors life, glides as she walks, sings often, looks closely, listens carefully, and responds thoughtfully—and invited her to show her face more often. And now, yes now, I am going to take a nap until dinner time.

In the midst of being in Paradise, I am sending up prayers for the people of Haiti and their family members and friends in all parts of the world who are hurting in the wake of yesterday's earthquake.

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