i love these eyes. the photo was taken straight off of the side of a cirque du soleil eighteen wheeler, out in the parking lot beside one of their big yellow and blue striped tents for the allegria show the boys and i went to see in atlanta a couple of years ago. we lovvveee cirque du soleil; this surprised me, their zealous response to the first show we attended, down in disney world in 2002. i mean - by this point, robin and roy were well into the years of jaded teenagedom, when it is not considered cool to be moved by things beautiful, evocative, ethereal, mysterious. or so i thought. ha. moved they were, and we've gone back whenever, wherever we could. they even tacked a myriad of cirque posters on their bedroom walls for years, right up there next to snowboarding photos and bob marley. makes me proud, really, to know that they tasted magic and embraced it with all of their beautiful hearts. and that they've carried it out into their own private worlds, where they light their own candles, string up their own little lights and throw little oriental rugs across their rooms for homey comfort.
this morning i received my daily letter of encou- ragement from "The Universe", which you can read about here, that said, "Dear Nina, For just a moment there, I thought that time was real, that space was deep, and that manipulating circumstances and messing with the "hows" was the way to manifest life changes!! Talk about insanity! . . . Chaos! . . . Doom! Whatever you do, Nina, on this spookiest day of the year and beyond, don't let it happen to you. Think, think, and let go - The Universe...oh, hey Nina...nice costume!" i read that last part, actually glanced down at what i was wearing - my flannel blue and white pajamas covered with clouds - and laughed. costume? what an appropriate costume for me right now, for a gal who is reaching for the stars, or for someone who is free falling, however you choose to see it.
i don't know if i'll have time to post tomorrow, the day i soar out of this world and into the world of italy. if not, i'll return in two weeks, quite full of stories of adventure from another place and time. for now, i wish everyone a wonderful all hallow eve, or - according to wikipedia, my favorite online source of information, Halloween is also called Pooky Night in some parts of Ireland, presumably named after the puca, a mischievous spirit. well. whatever you wish to call it, enjoy yourselves, and i'll see you in a couple of weeks. xo