Meandering Thoughts

Meandering Thoughts

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Post Birthday Thoughts

I totally believe that celebrating one's birthday is the only way to go!  I haven't always thought making my birthday a celebration that lasts for days or maybe even weeks before and after the actual date.  The older I've gotten the more I have reason to celebrate and you can't do that in ONE day!

This year I believe I purchased a couple of new flutes about a month before March 19th.  I didn't intentionally look for flutes, they appear and I did think about them, do I really need another flute?  Many days go by and I find myself wondering if they are still available.  I believe if they are still there after considerable time thinking about the need for another flute of this style or key and it is still accessible, then maybe it is suppose to be mine.  This also saves my wonderful husband some stress of having to think of a gift I would appreciate as much as a new flute.  So needless to say, this year I have new flutes in my collection.  They are as awesome as I thought they would be!

My birthday always brings thoughts of spring.  A time of blooming, new growth, rebirth, rain (cleansing), sunshine, snowflakes, spring equinox, clocks that spring forward and less layers of clothing.  I am ready to be outside more, inhaling the fresh spring air.  I love the smell of the earth and the spring rains! 

This year, two days before my birthday, a fellow Pisces friend, brought cupcakes to Village Artisans, where we both have our art, we "partied" for a couple of hours together.  What fun!  The day of my birthday, a friend and I joined other friends and we spent the day working on our loom beading, sharing stories and laughing until our sides hurt.  It was a great day to share with sister friends.

The day after my birthday was Spring Equinox, my wonderful husband and our awesome children and amazing grandchildren came together to help clean the yard.  We still had many branches on the ground from the February first ice storm.  They worked for hours getting the yard ready for spring!  The very next day I found the first blooming daffodil!  We all had a great lunch together and a good visit and my favorite carrot cake for dessert.  I am the luckiest girl in the world to have such a wonderful family!

The evening of Spring Equinox was spent drumming with friends.  Some people look at me strangely when I talk about drumming, until you have done it, don't knock it.  It is difficult to tell you what happens to your mental state when you drum.  Oh, you are thinking I'm a little "out there", a description of altering your state of physical and mental feelings, I promise it is true.  You can feel energy moving, vibrations throughout your body are pulsing.  The drum puts you in a tranquil state, everyone is in that state together and you surrender to the moment.  You are unaware of anything outside the circle of drummers, you have forgotten the things that weight you down.   Some dance to the rhythm, some sing in low guttural sounds that blend with the drum.  Sometimes there are tuning bowls, bells and rattles.  Sometimes people can only sit and soak up the vibrations of the drumming energy.  It is very amazing........ 

It was an awesome birthday again this year.  It will take me a few days to recover from all this celebrating.  I look forward to my next Birthday in the spring of 2012.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday and equinox, Cynthia!

    For so many years, this week has been "birthday week" for our family...but not this year. Toby didn't come home on his spring break, and Charlie is out in California---their birthdays are two days apart, March 21 and 23. I miss them.