The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there

darlings

who-we-are-in-RL was on the Radio today (and we see that’s there another Broadcast in the wee small hours of the morning in case you missed it).

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we did not Catch the Show because we had driven all the way to the Pacific Ocean and along the coastal road and turned right up Topanga Canyon and, shortly after, emerged at our destination to accompany who-we-are-in-RL as she was Doing Some Digital Consulting today (and most enjoyable it was too).

but we know that Other people caught it because….

well….

*looks_around_with_wonder*

we had a Massive Spike in traffic according to Mr. WordPress.

hello (new) darlings!

now we are Completely aware that someone who heard who-we-are-in-RL who then Visits us here might be a tiny-bit-confused.

we understand that.

but this is where we get to be the nicest side of our good (selves) ness and so can Make it out there in the world.

so welcome.

we’re glad you dropped in.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAin other news:

we’ve been pasting everything (well, a selection of everything) into the current Scrapbok – because we adore scrapbooking.

it’s a way to leave behind what one doesn’t need anymore (but is awfully grateful it happened because nothing is wasted – and most of it is Material anyway, love) and also Acknowledge where one has been and generally get a sense of Purpose and that Life is happening and we are Awake (sort of).

“Your task is not to seek love,but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it”.

~Rumi

plus it’s always good to smooth away the fears of the past and get ready for what’s next.

HTSSIACW

because tomorrow is Publication Day.

*squeals*

and that is        d e l i c i o u s.

(you saw that coming, non?)

while also being a Tiny bit scary.

people from the Past whom we have loved and lost (or feared and run away from) might Well be passing a W. H. Smith in an airport somewhere in the world or perhaps on Oxford Street (is there still a Smiths on Oxford Street? – ah, yes – there Is) Or (wearing snow boots currently) in Union Square and there are Those who might be Popping into Foyles (oh look, we’re 10 per cent off on Foyles.co.uk) and even some who could be in INDIA (having picked up a copy of Good Housekeeping, the British edition – sounds unlikely but it does happen) and asked the nice people at India Times to order them a copy (gosh – 881 rupees – that sounds like a Lot – is it?) and then, well, they might say:

blimey – sophia stuart……there’s a name I’ve not heard for a while.

eek.

a field in germany and a glorious fragment from rumi.

darlings

we have to be Up and At Em early and all day today – tasks and digital lessons and People to Meet and things to Do.

but we wanted to leave a little picture and a poem for you here.

this fragment by Rumi kept coming to mind and we thought about a Suitable picture and the only field we could remember taking a photograph of was in Hamburg in 2009 (who-we-are-in-real-life was being all grown up and proper and speaking at Nokia World in a nice slim-fitting black trouser suit and Prada motorcycle boots).

so here is the field –

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and here is the poem

I’ll Meet You There
by Rumi

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field. I will meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn’t make any sense.

don’t go yet!

there’s a magical bit……….(tis us, after all, darlings ;-)

LOOK!

we saw this sign in Hamburg when we went to buy fizzy mineral water and fruit to eat back at the hotel during jetlag despair.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAa full two years before we started to write as teamgloria but something knew; something said “take the bloody picture”

so we did.

isn’t that GLORIAous?

*sighs*