Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Main Event

"Two Olives" © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio



Seriously. I saw these two olives on the rock of a pond outside an art gallery on Canyon Road up in Santa Fe. I think it was right after New Year's Day (not the Chinese one that we are currently in, but the one on Jan. 1st!). I thought it was hilarious that these two olives were abandoned from their respective martinis! Must've been a good night for whoever it was.

Lines. We all HATE having to wait in what seems to be an interminable line-be it while out Christmas shopping and being queued to pay for your goods, or in a line to get tickets for a popular show/event. You've all been there. Time seems to move as slowly as the the line does. You feel that whatever serenity you brought with you disintegrate with each minute that passes by. Irritation and impatience start to grow within-like a sewer line about to back up.


Everyone in that lines feels they don't deserve to be waiting for so long and that they each deserve to be moved to the front to get this over with.


Nick Polizzi, of the Sacred Science tells an interesting personal tale of an unexpected outcome of being in a long, crowded line in San Francisco. He was in a very long line-all were waiting to get in to listen to a well-known spiritual master. You've been in similar lines where the longer you are there waiting and not moving, the more and more you feel the tensions start to rise. Anyway, he decided (as a way to cope with his mounting stress, perhaps) to turn around and speak to whoever it was behind him. She was a Tibetan woman-their exchange ended up becoming serendipitous. Or, was it? Read the full story and find out for yourself! 

But, the point is, what you think you arrived for may not very well be what the Universe has in store for you. 

"The main event is not in the temple, the church, the mosque, or the monastery (or, whatever it is that you were there for). It is wherever and whenever we are conscious enough to open up to ourselves and the beautiful people around us."

Gung Hay Fat Choy (it's official now)!

Come join us every week, as a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!

Green/blue horse-wood element. Chinese zodiac print I did for the Year of the Horse

6 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I would call the olives not abandoned, but "in situ art."

Shadowy Stream

robin. said...

Nick's story...amazing...and so true. it wasn't about the main event. it was about the intimate conversation with strangers.

i was in line with a bunch of strangers last night...but it was the line for gas and it was too cold to stand outside and have a conversation. ;-)


...and of my gosh!! finding those olives...priceless. have a fabulous weekend!!!
PS. the monthly resolutions thing. yeah...sounded good in theory but too much work!

Leovi said...

A great composition! Very funny and surreal! Greetings!

BLOGitse said...

Those olives look like a couple! :)
I've spoken with several unknown people this week...a word or two, just to connect with people.
Happy Sunday!
BLOGitse

Norma Ruttan said...

thanks for the link to Nick's tale! now I want to know what happened next.

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