Nope. Not the kind that may lead to magazine covers and often includes eating disorders, orthopedic challenges, and all kinds of exploitation.
Rather, the kind that centers around opportunities to learn! The kind our littles desperately need us to get comfortable with, now more than ever!
At least that’s what the Muse whispered in my ear way early this morning!
You see, it’s a modeling kind of day in my world.
I’m Hearth Tending for Work-in-Progress Wednesday in the Red Thread Cafe Classroom which translates into offering support, encouragement, and even a tip or two, for sister artists sharing what they’re working on at the moment.
I love Hearth Tending! It feels like a Grammy kind of thing to me. And a Steve Glenn kind of thing.
Or, maybe, place is a better word than thing.
A place where there’s no such thing as failure. Only opportunities to be learned from!
A place where the process – the journey – is at least as important as the outcome.
A place where being witnessed holds huge power for creativity.
A place where we’re wondering, together, about the new things we’re trying and what we’re learning. (And I’ll be posting photos of what’s literally in progress on my canvas!)
And, while I’m Hearth Tending, I’ll also be hanging out in the Red Tent. You see, Forest of Grandmothers is officially starting today. (There’s still time to sign up… I promise!)
Welcome. More witnessing. And more modeling.
In my case, much of the modeling will have to do with believing so much in what we’re doing that I will voluntarily engage technology which doesn’t yet feel familiar to me.
Which is a lot like choosing newness on the way to what matters!
You, dear, clever reader, have no doubt realized that all of this is about things I want my girls to learn, too.
They’re not things that generally show up on standardized tests for middle school kids so they tend to get skipped, at least in any conscious sense, in the place kids think they go to learn.
And they’re hard things to measure, or read in a book.
There is a test, though. It’s called LIFE.
So, today is an intentional modeling kind of day in my world. I’d be thrilled if you’d join me, wherever you are!
Showing up is a great place to start… and barefooted works!
ps… Equinox blessings from Phoebe and Luther and Charlotte the Spider and me!