Return to Haida Gwaii, BC
Masset, Haida Gwaii
Tune in Tulip
The flower in me
Sees the flower in you
Together let's Bloom!
Photo captured in Vancouver, BC - "Take Care of Tulip" by Rose Cortez
To get there everyday...well it takes a lot of practice...
Especially when we get older.
Discipline is the key word.
You know the thing that you do everyday that keeps your Mind and Body alive and awake again.
For some they run everyday at 5:30am and come to yoga for the 6:00am...
Then you do your routine over and over again.
You see results, you are glad for it.
You see strength, you are happy about it.
You see focus and you are thrilled about it.
You feel alive and awake...again.
Thank goodness for that.
Then if you really pay attention you see how friends and families begin to see your discipline and motivation as an inspiration. They too will begin to feel motivated to do that thing that will trigger their Mind and Body alive and awake again.
They say it takes a village to raise a child - well isn't it true when you get older also? Except... it takes a village to motivate an adult.
Alant Watts - Don't Try
"The BODY is a multilingual being. It speaks through its colour and its temperature, the flush of recognition, the glow of love, the ash of pain, the heat of arousal, the coldness of non-conviction. It speaks through its constant tiny dance, sometimes swaying, sometimes a-jitter, sometimes trembling. It speaks through the leaping of the heart, the falling of the spirit, the pit at the centre, and rising hope." - Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
After a big hike.
At the Rainbow trail,
This word placed.
Carefully stones resting on a bed of green grass.
the word HAPPY written in stones.
Awaits at the end of the Rainbow trail.
How ironic and symbolic.
To be reminded about the simple things we do in life that makes us this.
Photo taken in Rainbow Trail, Whister, BC "Happy Stones" by Rose Cortez
Remembering Carl Hart
Wherever you are today…
I just want to tell you I will always love you…
To this Trail
on Haida Gwaii…
You took me here
Where I was greeted by the Tall Trees
A still sounding echoed
Together we walked Quietly.
Your Body moved in Gentle Precision
Every Step you took was full of Intention
Your heArt shinning through in Everything you Touched!
I Saw You…
For whomever you’ve ’Helped’ Tllgidgaaya
will Forever Remember You.
Rose Cortez is sharing her creative process through poetry, photos, nature walks, theatre, collaborations, yoga, movements, voice, young artists, master artists, everyday teachers, life encounters, philosophy, cats, dogs, chickens, and everything else in between. She is an observer of life, creative collective collaborator of body and soul movements and expressions.