https://youtu.be/yTr0Y7Zz2lE A clip from this morning when I was singing “The Sway,” the singer-songwriter, Joan Shelley’s song, along with her recording…to Peeko as the morning began and he fell asleep so sweetly… * In loving memory: I just found out my favorite meditation teacher, Thich “Thay” Nhat Hanh passed away tonight at age 96😢, and…… Continue reading Singing with the Morning Sun
I am on vacation at home. After cleaning and vacuuming and hanging up the new laundry out of the dryer, I continued mindfulness practices on the Plum Village app this afternoon, a community I’d found years ago whose meditations and teachings I’ve found so clear and beautifully expressed and a very enjoyable app. Some of…… Continue reading My Vacation with a Book, a Cup, and Plum Village
Last night was a struggle; I said good night to Jesus, told May I’d like to sing for her as soon as I am able…This morning, the sky. My gaze was looking downward awhile, drinking a cup of tea, then singing, suddenly looked up: I sent the sky so many kisses; I didn’t count them…😊😘😘😊…… Continue reading May Days 😉
“Growing Upward” ~ Jade Nicole Beals Jan. 18, 2022 12 W x 9 H Two recent paintings shown together: ”Mornings at the Sea” (top) and ”Growing Upward” (bottom), both 12 W x 9 H Painting and collecting my original art to display and sell in person in southeastern Massachusetts. —Jade
I had a dream about yoga last night, but I don’t remember the dream, just the subject. It’s been a yoga night: I replace my unremembered dream with another photo I took of yoga tonight. What did I do today? Watch me actually answer that: I completed a sonnet that was thought to be complete,…… Continue reading Last Night’s Dream I Had About Yoga
“Mornings at the Sea” ~Jade Nicole Beals Jan. 17, 2022 12 W” x 9” H acrylic paint on canvas. framed back. may hang directly on wall. sides painted.
And this is why there are bookends, and more to come; this scene’s all accidental. I’d just looked through that charming row of books (…I have more bookends on the way!), including Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, after I’d just chosen my next book to read, which was Memories: A Story of German Love (1874) by…… Continue reading An Accidental Scene and A Time of Reading