I've had another busy weekend - but this time there was not alot of that dirty "work" word involved. Instead of getting caught up at the office, or digging through my closet that desperately needs re-organizing, I spent the weekend doing fun and inspiring things.
First up was a shopping trip with my best friend during which we swore we wouldn't spend much money, followed by us coming home with a car full of bags. We've never been able to keep each other in line. I'm not sure why I thought this time would be different. I also thought this might be the year I could buy the Halloween candy early and not open any of it until October 31st. Wrong again.
Last night, I was off to the movies to see Bruce Willis kick some CIA butt in Red. Along for the ride were a handful of the best actors around including Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and a stunning Helen Mirren. It was a fun, action-packed romp and the scene where Bruce steps casually out of a spinning police cruiser was both ridiculous and totally worth the price of admission.
Today was a change of pace. Instead of materialism and entertainment, it was all about ancestors and introspection.
I started off the day by going through some of my late grandmother's things that had to be sorted as my grandfather has finally been moved into a care home. At 97, he is only now showing signs of becoming an 'old man. Goddess grant me his good genes.
It was bittersweet seeing the vintage photos and cards and letters she kept. The photos should keep me busy for weeks. There is a wicker basket full of old black and whites, and I'm going to have to corner my parents to see if they recognize some of the faces. A few pictures of my grandmother will have a place of honour on my ancestor altar.
Then, I spent this afternoon with Deepak Chopra. Well...there were about 1800 other people there too. Deepak came to give a lecture on material he presents in his book "Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul." It was a fabulous and fascinating talk. He is very well-spoken, and has a quick wit. He kept us laughing as well as musing on the miracles of the human body and the global consciousness of the world and the oneness of our souls.
"Life is meant to be a complete experience. People keep struggling with problems both physical and mental, never suspecting the root cause: that the bond between the body and the soul has been severed." Deepak Chopra ~ "Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul"
All in all it was a wonderful weekend, and exactly the right mix of fun and insight. I hope your weekend was equally wonderful!