But besides that I do my morning pages in my journal and spill out on the page to the point of gratitude which leads to change of attitude. I heard on the radio about the need for the trades to be vamped back up and how the colleges are struggling and the local colleges with the trades are doing seeing a flow of enrollment....and well I grow up with the men folk being in the trades and how the hands on kind of work was so important way back when and how it so needed now.
Sounds weird but hearing that gives hope to my heart....the human race is an amazing communal being and how we need to work with our hands in some way...from hugs to putting in a huge bolt in a building being built from iron....I believe there is this heavy blanket of odd feelings and fear and Illusion that is upon us that we are trapped...with no choice. What a phrase to believe that way. But maybe it has been only me that feels this way...I doubt it though.
The belief of living and having purpose is not solely about $...the "Man" so to say....The fulfillment of more then a sum is where I think we are all heading. The beauty of life, people and nature with a job that can support the good basics and give you a deep sense of success because the ones that matter most to you are also making it and living with out so many struggles, then only the falsehood of the Might $- successes of the world.
I don't plan to eat pizza every night....more so staying on a good whole food and living plan. In the Artist Way...which I'm an addict of Julia Cameron's works...the one thing that sticks out the most is, Learning to be a full-time person in your own life...what does that amount to? I'm figure it's different on so many levels for each of us. But I see it as something worth looking into for the future.
As I write this I hear my husband pounding on some metal out and I think the forge is going too, there in his creative space making a bracket to hold our new/old sink in place....repurposed the sewing machine table to a base and sink for the bathroom.
Almost ready for me to come in and add the final touches...few more weeks and we will have this done. The youngest daughter share with her dad...your happier when you working on stuff like this dad...which not that the man of the house needs to work all the time and all hours of the week but when your working with your hands and you see the process change before your eyes...it's truly a blessing and gift on so many levels.