Observations

 

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As I meditated today, my eyes closed the sun shifted. I felt it through my whole body. My eyelids felt the warmth and there was a shift in how the air dappled my skin. I became fully aware in the moment. It made me smile.

The crocuses were popping up everywhere today, I wandered past a patch of hundreds gathered here and there, a canvas of rich purple and deep green reaching out from the sun soaked ground.

When my husband is tipsy and needs to concentrate his nose crinkles and his mouth perches, it makes me laugh every time.

I have a friend who is so fun and warm, she makes everyone feel special. I watched her wandering around the room gathering up smiles and sprinkling joy and thought…what a gift!

Even when I think I am doing nothing, I am actually quite busy. I’m not quite sure how I feel about all that, but I will say today’s crazy busy day felt full and that’s a good day.

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Author: The Gift of Being: On Art, Life & the Process of it All

Nichole Donje is a multi-disciplinary artist, activist and leader. A philosopher and self-exploration addict, Nichole is currently working on two books of art and poetry FINDING TRUE NORTH and LIFE POEMS. She is a visual artist and photographer. Nichole founded the highly regarded New York City based independent theatre company TAPT/The Artist’s Playground Theatre, in 2006. Serving as TAPT’s Artistic Director, Nichole works diligently to support new and forgotten works that help shape the way we view the world around us. A recognized leader, Nichole serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Players. The Players is the oldest theatrical club in the country founded by such luminaries as Edwin Booth and Mark Twain "for the promotion of social intercourse between the representative members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, sculpture and music, and the patrons of the arts". A key influencer of the Players current revitalization she has become an advocate for the art and livelihood of a social club. The Players not only honors yesterday’s and today’s luminaries of the performing arts, but also brings back the forgotten art of face to face relationships. Nichole is a member of SAG-AFTRA, LPTW/League of Professional Theatre Women and The Players.

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