I am beckoning the lovely again on Zebra Sounds. We’re on #10 out of 12 on my list. (I know! Time flies!)
This week’s lovely thing was “Make out.” It was the hardest of all so far, and as of Sunday morning, I did not know what I was going to do. I was talking to a friend. He was trying to talk about important work-related things, but I stopped him. “Listen,” I said, “I’m panicking. I only want to talk to you if you’re going to talk to me about making out.”
So he talked to me about making out. I have great friends. We decided that there are a few key ingredients to making out successfully and that those key ingredients could probably be applied to life generally. Here’s what we came up with:
- Pay attention to the details
- Don’t over-think – intuit
- Give yourself to the moment
Great list, right? So I mind mapped it. I sat down and started free associating the phrases, letting myself go, having fun – which felt amazingly good after a week of totally stressing out about this post. I thought about love and life and sex, and what makes it all work, and how it looks when it’s good…
When I was through, I drew my map on a 2 foot x 3 foot piece of cardboard. I got out my colored pens and about a 100 crayons and I listened to 70’s Motown music (which I still love), and I felt the shift that happens inside when you fall in love with what you’re doing – not the end result, but the process, the act of bringing your imagination to life.
Truthfully, I’m happy with the end result too. It’s fun. It’s colorful. It’s me.
Feel free to add your thoughts.
Up next: Make a splash!