Sunday, 22 May 2011

Closing Doors

I am in the process of ordering things.....Not Around......Just figuring out some new sequences and structures and putting things in their place.

Ending things that need to be ended.

Closing all the doors that need closing.

Here are the questions I’m asking myself today:
  • What doors can I close right now?
  • What would make my life easier right now?
  • What will make this more lighthearted and playful?
  • What here needs order?
  • And what here could do with a little intentional chaos?
So. Here’s what came up.

What doors can I close right now?
Well this is a tricky one and the jury is still out on this one.

What would make my life easier and/or better right now?
A grilled avocado and cheese sandwich.

What will make this more lighthearted and playful?
Going for a walk to clear my head before I need it.

What here needs order?
The sequence of doors that need closing.

And what here could do with a little intentional chaos?
Everything, probably. When I intentionally step into chaos in order to regroup, I intentionally choose the flailing and the confusion to force the brain to generate creative solutions.
And then I systematically build new patterns.

What else will give me that sensation of intentional chaos?

What can I turn upside down?....or downside up?

You know what?

I’m going to mess up the pile and spread it all over the floor.

And then pretend that there is a sequence to it. And look for clues.
And then eat a grilled avocado and cheese sandwich!

Big love to you all on this seriously Sunday-esque Sunday!

"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open"
~~ Alexander Graham Bell

This is Diego, my neighbour's cat, who visits every day. He is wondering why the cat door is closed! - January 2009


McMGrad89 said...

Well, I guess I should have waited until Sunday to read this then. LOL Enjoy closing doors.

BTW Love Bittersweet Symphony

Christine said...

I've never had a grilled avocado and cheese sandwich, it sounds good.

Good luck on finding the doors that need closing.

Diego's beautiful.

Sarah Lulu said...

Ohhh yes I've done that staring at a closed door thing for waaaaaaaaaaaay too long in my past. No more!
Always open to ...opening doors ...and living in the moment.
Also would like that sandwich too. Having a gorgeous Sunday here, just about to go to the movies. Much love. xxxx

Cameron said...

Though I like to keep my options open...have keys to many doors....there are some that just need to remain closed...locked even...haha!

I'm hoping the walk, music and sandwich will help you get those suckers closed for good :D

HappyOrganist said...

love the cat-door pic ^^
And the avocado sandwich (you're making me hungry, Peggy! =P)

Cozyflier said...

I love how order usually brings order! that is how it is for me!!

I think those doors or yours are the urgings I get for Spring Cleaning. Not sure, just a thought!

It is almost Sunday here, hope yours was glorious!


Zz... said...

aiiyaiiyaiii nice CAT! looks just like the friskies one which I am falling in love with!

All those closing doors sound very healing...good for you!

btw LOVE that new header pic- is that your house? if so I'm ENVIOUS, how quaint! Hope you're having a good weekend :)

Marja said...

"I’m going to mess up the pile and spread it all over the floor." lol
love it especially the sandwhich. Would work for me. Lots of food for thought here. I have to many doors open at the moment too

Mike Smith said...

When one door closes another one opens - although the reverse is true at Edinburgh's Cameron Toll shopping centre. It took me half an hour to get in - perhaps I shouldn't have gone to the pub first...
Hope you had a great weekend, Peggy. I always turn to you for your inspiring words.

Chapter Forty said...

With that sandwich in the picture your door had better be open...

Close the doors on whatever makes you unhappy or uncomfortable, life is just much too short.

Thanks for the beautiful quote at mine. so so true

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Stoneweaver said...

Great quote. And I wish I could join you for an avocado and cheese sandwich! The avocadoes over here have gone out of season - you buy them and they stay hard forever and then suddenly turn to mush :o(

Yes we do need to close doors sometimes. Nice when you can choose the door you want to close.

Choose carefully. (Although you can always go and open it again!)

Anonymous said...

It's a lovely day -I think I'm going to go outside, away from all doors so that I don't have any to close or open!
The cat wistfully looking at the closed catflap -sweet! CJingsh

Evil Shannanigans said...

I love avocado...Never had it grilled though, just mooshed up on a grilled veggie sammich

Love Diego!