This morning, I took goodies to the soup kitchen and headed over to the small island nearby to write (well, I didn't get to that part till a few hours later). On the little foot ferry was a young couple visiting from Oregon. They asked about different paths around the island and through the forest, as well as beaches, and I gave them as much information and details as I could. Once we got off the boat, I showed them how to get to the various places I'd mentioned - the information wasn't so much the Give, but the level of detail was. They seemed like a very cool couple.
On the way back, we wound up on the same boat, so I asked about their visit. They seemed really cool... and then the woman (who I'd thought seemed particularly cool) launched into her opinion on a topic that, uh, wasn't quite the same way I see it. I realized I'd made certain assumptions that didn't seem to be quite accurate - LOL. But again, it was a good reminder that our commonalities as humans are more important than our differences of opinion. Well, at least from my perspective :)
I received an update from my friend/client, who is still reeling from grief and loss compounded many times over, on many different levels - yet she's handling it with incredible equanimity. (The update didn't include any reference to work). I decided to send her the video I posted yesterday (re-linking in case anyone missed it), because it's just so...exuberant. And I believe in the healing power of music, especially music created with the intention of bringing joy into the world.
As for last night's meeting, the new project is fairly small, at least right now. It won't begin to cover rent, but I'm trusting that either it will lead to something that will, or another project will come in...or something else will happen. And I'm really glad to have a new project, regardless of size, editing on a topic that I enjoy and find fulfilling.
I've been writing about concepts (learning to live more slowly, allowing vs. trying, etc.), but today, I wound up writing about the whole Financial Situation, and how I came to the decision to address it, and how I approached it - and I thought of all of you and your support over the past year-plus. Next on my list is to write about giving (though, y'know, there's a pretty good book about that out there already!). I'm just letting the words flow out, and then I'll figure out what framework they want to be wrapped around. If I had a definitive structure, I'd work on a proposal, but I've been percolating it for months, and it seems the structure will only emerge from actually writing and then editing.
Hope you all had wonderful Mondays! Cheers!