cherry blossom and sky

Weeknotes: Infinite possibilities: Invitation to dance with life

Today:

  • Watching birds
  • Eating fruit
  • Singing to myself outside and making up my own lyrics
A purple figures walks along a street lined with cherry trees in bloom, they are singing.

Here’s the song I was singing whilst walking around outside. So much fun and so freeing, awesome. It’s an invitation to gratitude. When things go wrong it reminds me things were going right. Timely reminder of the importance of ‘doing nothing’ for being creative.

Cherry tree walk 🍒🌳🚶🏿 – song in progress

Transcript below (lyrics)

Lyrics

I'm on cherry tree walk, always cherry tree walk
I could sing or I could talk
Why would I talk when I could sing?
I can do most anything
Why would I talk when I can sing?
I can do most anything

I'm on cherry tree walk, 
I'm on cherry tree walk.
I'm on cherry tree walk.
Once again, once again
I'm on cherry tree walk.
All the walks round here are cherry, cherry, cherry
Cherry tree walk
Cherry, cherry, cherry
Cherry tree walk

When I see cherry blossom
Abundance springs to mind.
When I see cherry blossom
Abundance springs to mind.
Oh, what a find,
What a find, oh what a find.

I'm so thankful
I'm so thankful
I'm so thankful
Gratitude swells my heart.
Don't know where to stop or start.
Gratitude swells my heart.

I'm so thankful
I'm so thankful I could sing.
I'm so thankful
I'm so thankful I could sing.

I'm on cherry tree walk, always cherry tree walk
I could sing or I could talk
Why would I talk when I could sing?
I can do most anything
Why would I talk when I could sing?
I can do most anything

When things go wrong
It reminds me
When things go wrong
It reminds me
When things go wrong
It reminds me
Things were going right.
When things go wrong
It reminds me
Things were going right.

When things go wrong
It's an invitation
To create

When things go wrong
It reminds me
Things were going right.

When things go wrong
It's an invitation
To create

When things go wrong
It reminds me
When things go wrong
It reminds me

When things go wrong
It's an invitation
Things go wrong
It's an invitation
Things go wrong
It's an invitation
To dance with life

Dance, dance, dance
Dance with life

Come create, come create
Reminds me
Come create, come create
Reminds me

And now I want to put it in a song
When things go wrong
When things go wrong
When things go wrong
When things go wrong

A short, sharp, shock,
A short, sharp, shock,
Things go wrong,
But not for long.
Things go wrong,
But not for long.

Short, sharp, shock,
Things go
Short, sharp, shock,
Things go
Short, sharp, shock
Things go wrong,
But not for long.

It reminds me
It's an invitation

It reminds me
It's an invitation

Create, create, create, create
Create, create, create, create

When things go wrong
When things go wrong
When things go wrong
When things go wrong

Get on, get in, get in on this creation
Get on, get in, get in on this creation

Create
Create, create, create
Don't hesitate
Create, create, create
Don't prevaricate
Create, create, create
You won't be late
Create, create, create
Please don't wait
Create, create, create
You're never late
Create, create, create

The time is now, now, now
The place is here, here, here.
The time is now, now, now
The place is here, here, here.

Do not wait, wait, wait
Create, create, create
Do not wait, wait, wait
Create, create, create

It's an invitation
An invitation
It's an invitation
It's an invitation

Create
Create, create, create
Don't hesitate
Create, create, create
Don't prevaricate
Create, create, create
You won't be late
Create, create, create
Please don't wait
Create, create, create
You're never late
Create, create, create

The time is now, now, now
The place is here, here, here.
The time is now, now, now
The place is here, here, here.

It's an invitation to dance with life.
It's an invitation to dance with life.
Will you dance with me?
Will you dance with me?

It's an invitation 
Create
Don't hesitate
When things go wrong, wrong, wrong
When things go wrong, wrong, wrong
When things go wrong, wrong, wrong

When things go wrong

Create, create, create, create
Don't hesitate
Create, create, create
You won't be late

Daily blogging this week

Learning

  • Curiosity-driven learning: Following joy by wandering the web
    • Maybe it’s because I’m a wanderer, that I love learning online… Today I caught up on a bunch of interesting links I’d saved for later.
    • Octalysis: Gamification & behavioural change, Steve Pavlina: Embrace your love of doing ALL the things!, YNAB: You need a budget, especially if you have variable income: Here’s how

Creating

Resting

  • How to rest when your brain won’t stop
    • Reminding myself what to do when I’m tired. With a lesson from Wild Seed and a lesson from life. Repetition is a reliable form of change.
    • Ideas: Go outside, lie down, draw & doodle, watch cartoons, talk with friends, wash up. Do less, Connect with goals & priorities, & Get Support. Light a candle
  • Remembering how to rest & learning insouciance
    • Insouciance, lighthearted unconcern. How to rest when you have a million things to do and your brain won’t stop, part 2
    • Ideas: Tea, comedy, dreaming

Cherry blossom, creating & abundance

Looking back over the week I realise I’ve been really creative this week because of this daily blogging challenge. I wrote a letter, a poem, a song… Recorded audio. Continued drawing every day. Took photos. Pored over things I’ve been looking forward to exploring for a while. Two words that are new to me too: Wilfing and insouciance.

single cherry blossom with leaves in my hand

Wisdom & joy: When things go wrong

I had a difficult experience on Friday. With the love & support of my friends, with the healing of rest, with the abundance of cherry blossom, with the music of birds, I synthesised that into a song that is bringing me a lot of joy and feels like wisdom I’m channelling.

Feeling very open.

“the uncountable stars, the boundless universe beyond which our imagination founders on a distant shore where we dare to touch the hem of infinity’s cloak” – Bill Bailey
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