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Six Word Saturday June 9, 2012

My Six Word Saturday~


Eye Of The Wind Sought After



It has been a bit of a week plus a few days since the procedure to my neck was done. Seven days into the timing I am keeping track of  I started to experience more numbing that was creeping further up and down my neck, and add that my left shoulder was jumped into the water with both feet.  I was not real concerned but enough to make a call to the doctor. All the symptoms I am experiencing “are typical for a week into the ablation


I am apparently on track, the doctor’s message to me was to continue doing what I am doing, and that he does . not want me in any more pain I can not tolerate. If the medications I have at home ate not helping with the pain he wants to know ASAP.  So far so good. I have had yet no reason to phone him. I am coping quite well. But then a veteran of pain management best have gained some skills by now to help cope.

It has been a week of absolute wonder. I mean that. I have been spending more time just being quietm more than I can ever recall. I have sat praying, sat in meditation,. I have sat listening to music, watching some ballet on OPB.  I have spent some time writing, old-fashioned pen in fingers, paper furled in hand writing. I have spent some time doing wonderful things. Writing letters to aunts and friends I never see. Things that brought wonder and sense of childhood.  I have even sat creating and learning all about Zentangles.

This is doodling at its best!

Zentangle is an art form that has taken the words Zen & tangle and put a copy write on them by putting the  two words together to describe this art form. Zentangle. The art form is basically nothing more than drawings of seemingly never-ending strings that leave open segmented designs which are then filled in with repetition of shapes and designs. There really does not seem to be many, if any rules. It is essentially doodling, which I know all of us tended to typically do on the phone. But that was in the days of having Land Lines. When was the last time you were on your cell phone and were doodling while conversing?

Maybe the founders of Zentangles discovered that they doodled anyway. Whether on a land line, a cell phone, or  for just a quiet few minutes maybe they found themselves doodling a way. Maybe they found great comfort in the act, A sense of  Zen.  I Do.  For me right now it is about the act of doing that I am attracted to.The relaxation of needing nothing but pen and paper. And my time.

Maybe the artwork will come later.

Eye of the Wind

Want to Tangle?

Now find a pencil with a sharp point, an eraser is handy but not necessary. And some blank paper. Later if you find this may be your thing you will want the proper PEN & right weight in paper.

For now….. go forward and grab a tangle and create your own realm of Zen.

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