My He(ART)-Full Life

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's November?? + ramblings + dreams

It's November?? I can't believe how fast this year has just zoomed by!! As I sit here-typing this post up-I don't have a clear idea of what I want to say exactly...just that I want to write. Since I have been reading so much...I am feeling a deeper and deeper need to write more! Funny how that happens! How one thing leads to another. That's why it's so important to follow these little nudges + whispers that we know, the ones that say...pick up that poetry book or sign up for that class. Because we never know where that path may lead to, what inspirations it may ignite. For instance, I am currently reading Amy Tan's memoirs called The Opposite of Fate. In it she shares how before the age of say, 35, she didn't even know that she could write books!!! I mean...the Amy Tan!!! It was humbling to hear that, don't you think? I think so many of us limit ourselves so much...thinking we can't do that (say...write poetry) . Or we can only do that (say, take photos)!! And we may block off a whole world of gifts and talents...opportunities...waiting to be heard. Just waiting for us to listen to them. I also think that we have to keep our dreams in safe places when they are fragile and tender. They need to be able to grow and blossom in fertile ground; we need to protect and nurture them. Okay...maybe I'm rambling on a bit now!!!
Speaking of how time flies...I recently came across this pic. of Tara poo when she was just 10 months old..right around this time of year. I can't believe that she was ever this tiny!!
Oh! and I threw my back out on Wed. morning!! It all started out innocently enough. I was sweeping the kitchen floor and I bent down to get the dustpan...and there you go!! I don't know if I just twisted the wrong way or what. Sigh. Well, it's raining over here. Tim's home and we are going to spend all day resting + snuggling + reading + playing with Tara. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend too!!


Kelly said...

Holy Cutie Pie! Time really does fly doesn't it? I hope you're feeling better. It sounds like you have the perfect day planned. I love to hear things like that about Amy Tan. It gives me hope in my ripe old age. :) Happy weekend, friend!

Janet said...

You can keep on rambling....I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Take care of your back! It sounds like you have the right kind of day to do that. It's rainy here, too.

Enjoy your weekend with your family!

scrapwordsmom said...

Hey! Sweet and true post. Even though I'm 45 I KNOW there is sooo much more waiting for me...things I just once dreamed of are about to come true!

Tara is sooooo darling.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love hearing stories of...discovery, growth, finding one's purpose, etc...later in life. Sometimes I just get the feeling that "those people" must come out of the womb with pen/brush/whatever in hand. :) Gives this 40 year old lots of hope & inspiration. Thank you for sharing. I hope your back feels better & you enjoy this rainy so cal day with your Loves. xoxo

patty said...

Soraya! I am still in my bed up here in the mountains surrounded by beautiful white SNOW and thinking I might want to share some of your words here with my lovely retreaters. It will be kind of like you paid us a little visit! Perfect! Enjoy the EXTRA hour ( don't forget
To fall back!!)


FLO said...

Hello Soraya, I come from willowing blog. I really like your style

jane said...

Oh, lovely post, friend...I am up early on Sunday morning because the clock changed and I can't sleep anymore...your blog makes me feel like we are having a cup of coffee together...see you soon! xo

lisa said...

What a precious little one Tara is.
Wonderful photograph Soraya!
Sending you wishes for a wonderful start to your week!