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Serenitree [Jan. 5th, 2015|07:51 am]
I'm not feeling the serenity this morning: tea kettle failed, stove took FOREVER, so i checked work email on my phone after the kitchen was tidy and found crises out the wazoo. (Is that how one spells that? Christine laughs when i ask her for spelling help.)

I do not begrudge Christine her morning grieving. It is there, too, though, and it feels like a part of serenity and thriving. I will let her teach me how to grieve.

What helps me here? Feeling i can trust my new director and trading-places-manager. I've been ticking through my morning checklist. I've set a Condition of Enoughness for the day.

I was exchanging brief words with [personal profile] piemancer about paper journals vs typed, and i reflected on how i'm enjoying my digital pens because i can now doodle like the below and yet have the notes with me wherever i am (thanks to the synchronization magic of Evernote). (I may still be traumatized by loosing a paper journal in college.)

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[User Picture]From: piemancer
2015-01-07 06:44 am (UTC)
Cool! :) :)

I didn't realize how I used the media differently until you mentioned it. I keep everything I can digital, because I lose things otherwise, but I got an adorbs little five-year diary that has you answer one wacky question a day in about five lines, and it's really got me thinking. It makes me want to draw and collage and music in a way that my digital formats can't preserve. I don't think of myself as a creative arty person, so I'm exploring that with all the juju I've got.

As another Christine, I'm grateful on Christine's behalf that you can respect and admire her grieving skills. I don't know anything about her motivations, but when I laugh when someone asks me to spell something, it's usually because the etymology of the word is so messed up that I can't believe we still use it this way with this spelling. Gah, I was just talking to my pal Theresa (the owner of the dirt where we park our TinyHouse) about that!

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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-01-07 03:15 pm (UTC)
Re laugh: Christine said she had been thinking how smoothly a very disruptive change at my workplace went when i asked "How do you you spell wazoo, as in 'crises out the wazoo'?"

Rich journaling with ephemera and art and ... but ... music? how? ... is great.
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