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indigo love

January 23, 2013

To all of my new readers, welcome to a-few-words-Wednesdays!  Mixed in with longer blog posts I sprinkle in the words of others- short shots of emotional espresso that I call indigo-orange.  (wondering why?  Read about it here).


As the elementary school calendar tips us head long into Valentine’s Day activities- I thought we’d celebrate this Wednesday with a quote about love.


‘Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.’

Maya Angelou



indigo-orange: magic

October 10, 2012

‘Words are…our most inexhaustible source of magic’

~Albus Dumbledore


indigo-orange wonder

September 26, 2012


‘If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.’

~Rachel Carson


indigo-orange courage

September 18, 2012


‘Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.’  ~Mary Anne Radmacher





indigo-orange moon

September 5, 2012

Today be complete, be all that you are.

Let no one dim your brightness, least of all – yourself.

‘the circle of the moon never agrees to sell installments of light.  it gives all it has.’  ~ Rumi


indigo-orange eggs

June 18, 2012

When I first began my graduate studies, I was partnered with Ellen, a student who was in her last quarter.   Ellen is an amazing coach, and she once asked me what image symbolized where I wanted to be – as a woman, wife, mother, professional, friend.  What single objet  could be the emotional shorthand for all of the feelings I yearned for: being balanced, centered, grounded yet uplifted, hearing my inner wisdom…yada yada yada.  You know the drill.

I couldn’t see anything.  Nothing came to mind.  The harder I tried, the more illusive the image.  Then, once I relaxed (hmmm….life lesson) it suddenly appeared in my brain, fully formed.  A single blue egg, speckled beige and brown, sitting in a twiggy nest.

The next quarter, my colleague Laura and I teamed up to coach one another.  She helped me grow the single egg into three, and whittle down my laundry list of feelings into a simple un, deux, trois.  Being present, trusting, and letting go.

Creative magician Allie, my website designer, incorporated the three blue eggs into my logo and we evolved the feelings into a tag line of embracing. strengthening. releasing.

All of that is the background for the indigo-orange images I’m going to post today and tomorrow.

The first is a gift from my study buddy Allison.  What can I say?  Merci.

What do you Dream.  Wish.  Believe?  Keep me posted.


indigo-orange age

May 31, 2012

This evening I will step onto an airplane, and while I (hopefully) sleep I’ll be flown back in time 20 years.  Tomorrow morning I’ll wake in Boston and it will be 1992 by the time I reach my alma mater.  Fitting, then, that on the eve of reunion I read this:

“I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror a few days ago.  I don’t do it often, because I don’t believe what I see.  I feel about twenty-two – and I think there’s more truth in my feelings than in my reflections.” ~ Robert Lee.


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