Wind and Waves

~ Freeing the spirit and riding the winds and waves of Life ~

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More Idaho!

July 27th, 2015 · La Vida

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More of The road

July 25th, 2015 · La Vida

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In Pinedale, Wyoming (awesome town!) we ran into Forest, who I used to motorcycle with back in the day!  He and his girlfriend are living on the bike for the next year!  and headed to Panama.  Wow.  sounds like sooo much fun!

Check out their blog:

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Thinking about buying this house.  what do you think?imageOh yeah, made it to Idaho!

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On the road!!

July 24th, 2015 · La Vida

imageBeautiful Wyoming! I love love love this land. I can feel my soul slowly unfolding. It is a little sad though, you can feel how the land is being pillaged for and gas/oil. Riding through this land, I found my self thinking about terry tempest Williams. A poetic naturalist from an oil and gas family . What a beautiful role in society she plays, Bridging these worlds.

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To Be Human

July 16th, 2015 · La Vida

Ah to be human.  I love my life, right now, right here.  I love the cool breeze that comes in my skylight window  (that opens!) at the break of dawn.  I cuddle underneath my comfortable, excited to wake and be in this predawn safe place, with my coffee, stirring before the awake-ness of Denver shoots into motion.

IMG_20150531_070332I can almost see the earth moving.  It moves so fast. The time changes so fast.  I want to bottle the predawn and keep it forever. So I have it always.  I could go for about 5 hours of it everyday.

Its cold.  Feelings of fall fill me.  what?? fear of cold and what that means.  I find myself suddenly out of the mode trying to cool the house down  and jump into the mode of thankfulness. Thankful that I can count on it being warm today. that it is still summer.  that I can ride my moto today. that I can swim. that I can wear a tank top, that I can go to city park and run with my barefeet in the grass, that I will be hot!

I take a hot shower. I love my shower.  It makes me think of Spain, even though I’ve never been.  Blue tile everywhere, light streaming in from the skylight. Quirky, small. Blue.  I love it. How lucky am I? To have found this special European, quaint space in the middle of mid-western city on the plains.  Home to suburbia and condos, breeding ground for right angles.  Good ole Denver.  Where people curiously seem to want to move to.

IMG_20150716_071130Crashing sound outside. Car crash?  My imagination runs wild.  blood, mangled bodies, blood curling screams, people’s days ruined, no weeks ruined……wait, no years ruined.  Ugg no more thinking about this.  Good news, there was No crunchy metal sound though (forever etched into my sound memory) so I think its not a car crash, thank goodness.  construction worker probably just dropped something onto something. (lots of constructing going on)  I gotta get outa the city.  Crashes, crowded, condos going up everywhere I look, stop and go traffic to get to the mountains, marijuana and marijuana loving people all numbed out everywhere, me anxious, fear of crashes, fear of someone stealing my bike or moto, fear of landlord raising my rent, yeah I want to go to where I hear the birds singing.

Why haven’t I heard the birds singing recently?  In the spring they are a chirpy bunch but…..I haven’t heard that for awhile.

half hour later a bus turns onto my street. That never happens. why is a bus turning onto my street.  Traffic is being redirected down my street.  crap. it was  a crash.

I  step out my door and onto the iconic Colfax ave, my backyard. Police cars, flashing lights (why didn’t I hear the sirens?) I walk past the smashed cars and the lingering 2 groups of people who were each in one of the smashed cars.  ah man.  I avert my gaze.  I would be so uncomfortable if I just crashed my car, having people curiously peer at my smashed car, then to me, then back to my smashed car.  I turn as soon as I can down the next street.

I think about how in an instant, the all important things that they were rushing to get to have to be changed. They have to. No matter how important they were, they can’t get there.  Their cars are smashed and they are lucky to be alive.  Those things they needed to get to…..well, they just have to wait.  and they CAN wait.  miraculously. They CAN wait.  It will work out, somehow, someway. always.  small miracles.

Tears come to my eyes.  I feel sorry for them, for all they are suddenly faced with.  and………I am terribly scared of crashing. More so…..of people, I love crashing.  Here I am moto chic, promoting everyone to get on their moto and zoom. feel the wind in your hair and taste the freedom on your finger tips. Yes!! Yess!  mooore Pleeease!!

Stevie, on our way to the canyons of Utah to go exploring

Stevie, on our way to the canyons of Utah to go exploring

but I am terrified of crashing.

I haven’t walked down this block in awhile.  Whoa! I love love love the landscaping in the yard of that red barn shaped house. All the green looks spectacular against the Red.  The the big old beautiful tree in front makes dreamy shade.  What are those people like?  How do they have time to tend their yard?  How is it, that aesthetically and feeling wise, they have entirely nailed it.  There scene is peaceful, beautiful, shady, delicious smelling, rejuvenating. Perfection. Seriously.  How did they manage to absolutely nail it with the amazingness of their yard?  A lot of touches came together seamlessly, for it to feel and look the way it does.  The people in the house must be amazing.  Maybe she is a shaman. Well,they definitely have a green thumb.

Drink coffee out of my special mug. Today feels special. I am to leave my home soon, in a quest to create a healthier home.  I love it here. I will miss it. Yesterday I rode my bike 20 miles and went swimming.  Yes.  Nothing I rather be doing than that!  I’m simple like that.  That, is my favorite thing to do.

IMG_20150716_075113Thank you for my life. I am happy to be alive. I love it. It is beautiful….this being human thing, though precarious as it is….is truly a beautiful experience :-).

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Go USA!!!! ~ continued ~

July 12th, 2015 · La Vida

It was truly a Wonderful thing, USA winning the world cup!  I feel so much connection to the game of soccer.  I love the worldly competition and I love that women playing soccer seems so normal thanks to tons of TV coverage.  If only I had this when I was playing soccer, I really think it would have improved my game (and my enthusiasm for the game!)

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GO USA!!

June 29th, 2015 · La Vida

GO USAThe women’s world cup is bringing up so many emotions for me!!  I Deeply love the game of soccer and have ever since I was little.  I’m super looking forward to the game on Tuesday night vs Germany for the semi finals!!

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Girls Weekend

June 26th, 2015 · La Vida

I spent June 20th in a cabin*  in the mountains * with Amy and Julia.  It was a beautiful place to be with goof *and muse*  I was especially happy to be there, having escaped the bustle of the busy* city, sweltering in the beginning days of good ole summer time heat.

We slept out on the deck and gazed at the wondrously beautiful sky filled with stars.

And we Ate :-)

*cabin – very large. In fact it wasn’t a cabin it was a muy grande, open awesome house (cabin sounds better)
**mountains – lush, green,calm, delicious breezy cool air, wild life everywhere, streams burbling luring you to sleep at night
***goof – Amy
****Muse –  Julia
*****Very – lots and lots and lots and lots of people seem to be moving to Denver…..lots. hmmm maybe our new marijuana laws? or the plethora of pristine mountain adventures to be had, or the art? or the music? or the good food?…..who knows. but Denver is booming and so is the traffic.

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Chop Maven

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Grill Master

Drink Master

Drink Savant

Sleeping Masters!

Sleep Virtuosos!

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Eat your Kale!

June 26th, 2015 · La Vida

IMG_20150618_205127 (1)And take care of your body in every way possible……………..and then, just maybe then….You can be a cirque du soleil performer.

That would be a dream (of sorts) come true for me.

I wouldn’t want to spend all the time it takes to be a professional at acrobatics…….thus missing out on all the other experiences life has to offer – BUT – what I wouldn’t give, to be able to swing around at death defying heights and have such a tuned body that I can do amazing magical shit!

MONTREAL, QUE.: APRIL 30, 2014 -- Artists perform during the Cirque du Soleil show Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities at the Cirque du Soleil tents in Montreal on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Dario Ayala / THE GAZETTE)

yes. I would love that :-)

Screen-Shot-2013-08-17-at-1.39.49-PMBut maybe….I could do something like this! (stayed tuned for pictures! especially you bobcat…I’m thinking this would be an excellent contender for a cape photo)

MONTREAL, QUE.: APRIL 30, 2014 -- Artists perform during the Cirque du Soleil show Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities at the Cirque du Soleil tents in Montreal on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Dario Ayala / THE GAZETTE)not quite sure I could pull this one off though…….

IMG_3247Scott and I just went to a performance. (Kurios) Whoa.  cirque du soleil really pushes my idea of reality, what I think is humanly possible, my imagination. Wow.  so much WOW.  My dreams were outrageous that night and super inspiring.  Now to integrate this WOW inspiration into my life………. :-)

Yoga and Motorcycling? hmmmmmm.

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Denver Storm

June 26th, 2015 · La Vida

A big storm came through Denver yesterday.  Flooding, tornadoes, huge hail and Lighting.  Sooo exciting.  Storms can be so utterly delicious. It came in quickly, just after we had moved my dining room table outside for the summer (thanks for your help Dad!)  And he snapped some photos, so I have the rare experience of having a before and after shot!  roughly 2 hours in between them.

And the one below, is during. Woopie!

FullSizeRender_1At this point, people were cramming to get into a covered garage so their cars didn’t sustain hail damage (huge bits of hail were torpedoing down) and whole food employees were hectically (freaking out-edly) shuffling shocked customers into the tornado shelter (the basement) and sirens were going off and you couldn’t see a thing!!  And the breeze. ah the breeze on my face as I looked out at the scene.  blissful. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!

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Strike out – Go Beyond……

June 23rd, 2015 · La Vida

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 9.54.40 PM Says the visionary, archetype of the East ~

fly to the highest mountains of air

brother and sisters;

glide on Spirit Air,

sail on a breeze-

through the endless sky,

soar to the sun

on wings

carried high.

Look to your world

from your new high throne,

loving earth’s land, rooted

your spirit is home

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