For a reflection about dancing, I knew this photo had to be the one I included. My curly-haired self in the early Nineties having fun in the sun. It reminds me how carefree dancing was for me in my earliest years, and it makes me glad that I've continued to find joy in dancing as an adult. I love that dance helps me feel sunnier. Dance has also helped me heal.
Growing up, I had a variety of good memories that involved dancing - weddings, youth retreats, and silly afternoons spent with my cousins. I also did ballet for a few years in elementary school. While I was sometimes self-conscious when dancing around others, dance and music were usually fun for me. In recent years, I've added dance videos to my exercise routine. I immediately loved cardio dance, but it also made me aware of memories I needed to heal at a deeper level.
Music by Bensound - Song "Cute" by Benjamin Tissot
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Happy Holidays from Owl Tree Whimsy!
Thank you for another great year! I appreciate all of you for taking the time to read my writing, explore my recipes, and share your thoughts. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a happy start to 2024!
The poem used in the video is "Goodness is Goodness", which I wrote in August.
Thank you for reading!
Hope you are well,
Chelsea Sosiak, Owl Tree Whimsy
What does "warmth" mean to you?
To me, "warmth" means feeling safe and loved. Feeling safe involves trust and security. Feeling loved involves respect and honesty. These combine to provide an environment where I know I can establish roots and grow. Because, as one grows they will eventually bloom. And the best setting in which to blossom is a warm, safe, and loving place where one can be and share their full self.
What about the concept of "embarking" currently resonates with you?
First, certain new beginnings come to mind. We recently took a road trip to visit family and friends. Our visit even included a special holiday gathering. Our time together was filled with fun conversations, silliness, and laughter. We took new routes and revisited familiar trails. And we returned home to new opportunities awaiting us for autumn.