To Begin Again

2 May 2017

I think that I remember Spring                                                                                              and then                                                                                                                                     its loveliness takes me by surprise                                                                                      again.                                                                                                                          ~adopted from Sweet Basil & the Bee

To Begin Again 1

 

Hello Dear Folk,

I’ve been feeling the urge to return here with you.  I sense it’s time.  It’s time to begin again.

In my neck of the woods, spring is irrepressibly pushing out into the world.  Showers and sunshine have danced a duet that has drenched the hills in both moisture and light.  Lavish flowers unfurl themselves to the bees and butterflies.  The quail flush in pairs from nests hidden in the deep grasses.  The trees are garbed in sparkling verdancy.  So many new beginnings.

What I am thinking in my own fresh start here is to explore a topic a month.  And over that time, to let the topic unfurl, like a flower, to reveal layers of color, to sway in the breeze, to open to pollination.

Sometimes, beginning again seems like a chore;  laundry, weeding, work.

But many, maybe all, of the qualities we hold in the highest esteem hinge on beginning again;  proficiency, devotion, patience, integrity, kindness.

Beginning again is a seed of opportunity.  With a different approach, an increased attention to detail, an emergent willingness of heart unforeseen shoots can emerge from familiar soil.

This is the process of evolution, global and personal.  Of life recreating itself in endless patterns and infinite variety.  The same…. and yet not.

In the ever-changing world, there are few constants.  And so, we find our place in the moment and bring ourselves to it, to begin again.  To do what we can to know our nature and our needs, and unfurl ourselves into them.

I’ve an enduring optimism about life and the power of friendship and beauty, yet also a deep respect for the difficulties and confusions and heart-aching vulnerabilities that twine through our days.  Stop in here when you have a chance, walk the path with me a bit, let me know how things are with you.  Let us create understandings.  Let us be stronger together.

 

 

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About Lisa Sorensen

I'm an architectural designer with a passion for exploring the stretch beyond, the lean toward what we yearn for.
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16 Responses to To Begin Again

  1. Dana says:

    Welcome back, or thank you for returning to share your writing. Such a joy to read.
    I look forward to your next post!

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  2. Sandy says:

    Yay. I have missed your inspiration

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  3. Julie says:

    I was glad to see your words, Lisa. Yes, I share your thoughts about the newness and beauty of springtime and beginnings. I look forward to reading more of your unfurled writings and perhaps sharing as well.

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    • Julie, you’ve been on my mind! I enjoy your greetings and presence each time we pass between classes at the club. And, I’ve been wondering if you’re in Pirates! It will be a delight to have you here. Sending a big smile.

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  4. katecurran says:

    Lisa so glad to have you back. I’ve missed your voice. It’s a light that shines bright.

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  5. Austin Steele says:

    So happy for you! I shall be reading!

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  6. kaysimenc says:

    Hi Lisa….I was wondering the other day if you were going to start blogging again, so I was delighted to see and read your “Starting Again” post yesterday. I really enjoy your musings and insights, and your lovely writing…so thank you for sharing!

    Hugs,

    Kay

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    • Kay! Fun to hear from you! And thank you for your lovely words. It’s so deeply wonderful to be welcomed back here. Hugs to you, too. I hope to catch up with you one of these days soon!

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  7. Jo says:

    Thank you for beginning again. Follow that urge to bring you joy.

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  8. Kristie says:

    Just seeing your email notification brought a big smile to my heart. I welcome your sharing! And value your poetic words. Thank you for (virtually!) returning to us! Sending love and hugs, dear sister!

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    • Ahh, it’s so lovely to hear about your smile and receive your welcome. Thank you, my dear sister, for these words. They touch me and mean a lot to me. Love right back to you and looking forward to seeing your smile in person soon! xoxo

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