Seven Days of Bliss

IMG_1296This was a great week. I got to see my son and hold his baby girl. My daughter won a job interview with one of the world’s biggest and best known companies. I began to work on a project that will be all-consuming and completely fulfilling. In the garden, the rhododendron has flowered for the first time and the plant-wall I created with an old wine rack and some annuals gives every indication it will flourish. Betsy Fisher  ordered in some clothes just for me. I bought a hand printed shirt with giant black flowers on a white background, a light weight cardigan in inky blue, and an olive skirt that may very well be the most beautiful item of clothing I have ever owned. In the company of good friends, I heard the fabulous Brene Brown tell her stories about the value 2014-06-01 17.27.19of vulnerability, and the power to be found in how we handle shame. She manages to make this very funny. On Saturday, I took part in a writing workshop where women of talent and well-chosen words told funny, poignant and universal stories of loss, injustice and trauma, and reported how writing had helped to heal their anger and pain. It was much more jolly than it sounds. Last night I watched the Belmont and ate delicious Mediterranean food in the company of good friends. Tonight they will come to my deck for cheese and crackers, wine and beer in what has become a Sunday night tradition in Itchy Ankle. It really doesn’t get any better than this.

Read the books of Amy Abrams, Jennifer Handford and Brene Brown.

Watch Brene Brown’s TED talk.

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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2 Responses to Seven Days of Bliss

  1. Lucy says:

    just watched brene brown’s talk on vulnerabiliity and whole heartedness. feel like a light just went on. Thamk you Liz.


  2. blarneycrone says:

    I know. It is powerful stuff. Miss you and Nick. Really do hope to see you soon xxxx

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