seattle, a thank you, and inauguration

Jan 21, 2009 | Life in Progress

we’ve had a couple gorgeous days here in seattle.  i snapped this shot yesterday while on a drive around our neighborhood (queen anne). on a clear day we can see this exact shot from our bedroom window (such a treat). slowly, seattle is capturing my heart, showing us its beauty, and encouraging us to feel at home. part of me can’t wait to feel familiar with this city, with favorite restaurants, parks, shops, even just how to get around the streets. but part of me also wants to savor all the newness, however fragile it may feel. i am continuously reminded these days how uprooting one’s life really does take time to soothe. to make new roots. to expand into a landscape of a new life.

it feels like december slipped away from me in a blink. and much of january has felt the same. now, as i begin to awaken from the fog of illness, of holidays, of travel, of moving, i am feeling ready to begin – in earnest.
thank you so much for your lively thoughts and ideas about online classes (keep em’ coming). i’m feeling hopeful about how it could all unfold, how it could be a powerful forum for shared creative possibility – and this gets me seriously inspired. i’ll keep you updated on the progress as i begin to put it all together (with your helpful suggestions).
also, i can’t let this day escape without a huge and joyful recognition of inauguration day. like so many millions of others, i am feeling incredibly lifted by what is possible for our country. it really does feel like a renewal, like a whole new world has been ushered in with a collective hope that feels bigger than ourselves. pretty magical. and i’m so happy to be alive to witness this day, to be a small part of that collective hopefulness.

Sending much love,

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