Good Day my SpaRkLy FriEnDs!
So sorry for the late hour of this post. Today is a day that sits deep in my heart, a day that sits deep inside all of us.
I woke early this morning and did my labyrinth tidying ritual... carefully raking the fallen leaves and twigs from the stones, symbolically envisioning the labyrinth to be my life, and the leaves to be any unwanted things that I don't want to let into my life.
I wanted the labyrinth (and my mind) clean so I could fully honor all those precious souls.
I then placed my New York City crystal on a log.
Ashley had given it to me because it was way too heavy to take to Austria. It still had the twin towers in it.
I then lit a small healing fire in the fire pit, and prayed and meditated and tried to keep my heart from breaking all over again.
Was it really 9 years ago that I watched the towers crumble, standing there on the corner of 21st street and 6th avenue.
My little Makeup Shop was on 21st Street.
If any of you are interested to hear of what it was like to be in NYC when it all happened, well here was my experience.
If not, just scroll down and see some pretty new
trees for Christmas.
Father Mychal Judge
Before I start, I just wanted to share my feeling about how incredible it was that Father Mychal Judge was victim number 0001. I picture his gentle soul helping all of the frightened and confused souls find the LIGHT. Can you imagine what heavenly confusion it must have been to have all of those souls pass at once? I truly believe Father Judge was using his heavenly guidance that day.
It was one of the thoughts that kept me going and kept me remembering that
God has a plan
even though we might not understand
or see it right away.
As soon as the first plane hit, I had a strong feeling in my heart that it was no accident. The second plane confirmed my feeling.
Being in the city that weekend was totally surreal.
Up where I was nobody was outwardly panicking yet, and I went straight into survival mode while everyone was still reeling from the shock. I went quickly to the market and bought armloads of food to bring back to the shop. I didn't know if the city would be totally shut down, and I wanted to be able to lock myself into the shop, shut off the lights and hope that major looting wouldn't start.
I figured if it did, I wouldn't be first on the list because really-
how many people need makeup to survive?
(Not including Celebrities!)
So I locked myself inside.
While I waited for Ashley,
I just sat in the dark,
in my little Makeup Shop.
I wondered what would happen next.
While I sat,
I wondered what would happen to
I honestly thought that my business would be over because of all of this.
How would I take care of Ashley
if my business closed?
I mean, I love makeup and everything, but it is pretty trivial compared to what had just happened.
As it turned out,
I was really wrong.
turned out to be a huge wake up call for many people all over the world...
"It can all end in a blink of the eye-
start doing what you love,
take even a second
Amidst the horror of it all,
we were given a
a second chance of sorts.
An opportunity to STOP wasting our time
I think that is the single most important way
to honor all of those souls
so that a little good can actually come out of such
And, as promised-
Life in it's fluffy PINKNESS.
go glue some glitter on something and see how
it makes you feel!
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Thank you for putting up with me love!
Wrong Love Bunny!
Here he is!
He's gonna surely kill me!
HA HA MADE YOU LAUGH!
Ah, that's better!
Now please visit all of the other Pinkies
Thank you for visiting!