Dancing with Simplicity

Simple Living, Walking by Faith

Dancing with Creativity: Daily!

  • March 8, 2019 4:53 pm

Dancing with Creativity

Having been a recent recipient of two art classes, a member of two mentoring groups and a lifelong craft and writing lover…well, I have not been generous with my time and attention to these arts. Life gets in the way. I had a thought recently:  why not create something every day? This is probably not a new concept to anyone.  I quite often hear writers stating that they must write every day in order to keep moving forward. I suppose artists say the same thing.

If I begin a project, I can give myself permission to keep it going a day or two before moving on to another endeavor. Why not? If in fact, God has gifted me to create and I am not doing it, then perhaps I am not being a good steward of the gift. What do you think? Can anyone relate to putting off the use of these kinds of gifts because they are too time consuming? Isn’t life too short to wait?

When I started this blog, my thought was that we are often dancing around the very thing we are called to be doing. Dancing with, toying with but not doing. Walking by faith is more stable, or should be. But life it seems, is a dance and we are swirling around the very things we want to do but cannot seem to ‘get to.’ I’m going to attempt this. Create a time for colorful art, writing or creating something. Dancing with creativity…daily.

 

Dancing with Diabetes: Making insulin affordable again

  • November 17, 2018 4:49 pm

Standing behind current efforts to reign in the cost of insulin.  When my HMO refused to put Novolog on the formulary for me in 2018 (I have a Humalog allergy and so that was not acceptable), I had to fight to get it covered for one year.  That year will be over soon, and I doubt I will be given another exception. Why?

Certainly if you are in desperate need, you can and should go to a pharmacy and buy old school insulin such as Regular. It will keep you alive. But, while we have this current interest in pricing, let’s fight for lower costs. It’s time. Visit:  https://makeinsulinaffordable.org/ for more information.

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It’s World Ballet Day 2018

  • October 1, 2018 10:33 pm

Stop by to see classes and rehearsals from some of the world’s finest. (Note: this year’s presentation was nearly impossible to follow.  Each link provided on the Facebook event page was confusing as you had to translate each event into time zones etc. Some of us saw very little. Hoping for an improvement in 2019).

World Ballet Day 2018.

Never Forget. 9/11.

  • September 11, 2018 9:53 am

Never Forget. 9/11