Lynda's workshop today took us all into that creative part of our brains that doesn't stop to edit and judge -- the place where we get close to what she calls "deep play." If you're interested in her process, get a copy her wonderful book What It Is -- a resource, inspiration, and guide all in one.
Or, take a look at this video:
Lynda's lecture yesterday was inspiring and reminded me that I need to continue to find ways to stay in touch (daily!) with the part of my brain that engages in serious play. At mid-career, I have virtually lost my sense of play (notice I DID NOT say mid-life? Yep, like Mario Martinez says in The Mind-Body Code, we get to live to 150 -- so there's no way I'm middle-aged. Got it!?). But play is where it's at; just ask Lynda Barry. She knows.
Here are a few pictures of the mischievous spirit we were all in at dinner last night:
|Lynda cajoles Jean-Marie Gavarini into eating more pasta!|
|Lynda and Paula Haines trade stories!|
|Lynda holds the door so the fun won't stop! (And, yes, that's my|
handsome husband in the background.)
|Who knew I could get so excited about a bite of Julie Nash's steak?|
I confessed this to Lynda, so I might as well tell the world: I have a crush on this woman! Who wouldn't?