Friday chickenWhere I cover the good and the hard in my week, visiting the non-preachy side of ritual and self-reflection.

And you get to join in if you feel like it.

I am in my second week of my two weeks away at the VICARAGE. Two weeks of delicious away, and I won’t say much about what or where or how or why, because: silent retreat!

So: a brief chicken, and a place to play.

What worked?

Silent retreat!

Consciously choosing when to enter into conversation.

But mainly reserving the right to use silent retreat as a way of being. Silent meals, with Potter the mouse. Silent everything. Just to see what it feels like.

Next time I might…

Apologize less.

And remember that not everything requires a response.

The hard.

  • Questions that lead to more questions.
  • Flux.
  • I don’t want to be done yet.

The good.

  • Horizon.
  • Water.
  • This is where I live.
  • Time.
  • Space.
  • Harmony and congruence.
  • The knight and the key.
  • Dance.
  • Realizations and epiphanies.
  • Appreciation for the me who set this up and the me who will return.

Superpowers!

A superpower I had this week…

The superpower of noticing tiny and useful things.

And a superpower I want next week.

The superpower of Easy Transitions and also the superpower of Hahahahahaha This Is Actually Ridiculously Easy.

Playing live at the meme beach house — the Fake Band of the Week!

Background. Ez and I make up bands. Stu (retired Bolshevik-fearing voice-to-text software) once invented hanging out at the Meme Beach House“. It’s just one guy.

This week’s band plays calypso music and is always having a good time.

Bird With A Taco.

Though, of course, it’s really just one guy.

Hallo Hallo! I am saying Hallo Hallo. Announcement time.

Picture me wearing that crazy hat

I recommend the class on TIME. You’ll need it for the Year of Emptying and Replenishing (password: compass), which begins soon and is going to be amazing.

That’s it for me …

Join my Friday ritual in the comments if you feel like it. Or call silent retreat!

We let people have their own experience. We’re supportive and welcoming. And we don’t give advice (unless people specifically ask for it).

Wishing you a glorrrrrrrrrrrrious day, a restful weekend and a happy week to come.

Shabbat shalom.

p.s. It’s fine if it’s not Friday anymore. There’s complete chicken amnesty — join in whenever (or not) and it’s no big deal.