~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Inspired by this post on 37 Days blog, I am effectively entering into my God/dess Box the three things I most need and want right now:
1. Love (otherwise known as that wonderful space of light others can hold for one another)
2. Respect -- or to learn the secret to quietly commanding respect, and that secret probably lies in having respect for everything and quietly expecting it in return, without judgment. I have not figured it out yet. Thoughts?
3. A space that FEELS creative to me -- that encourages my juices to flow (better feng shui). I find that I have great ideas at work (in my now-clean cubicle), but when I go home all the wind in my sails disappears. I have yet to pinpoint why.
Last night I read a great deal of How to Learn Any Language by Barry M. Farber, which has inspired me. After my current intense concentration in Spanish (though I am still a wee fledgling), I am going to take on French as well (early next year) and learn that in addition to a little Arabic -- preparation for my trip to Morocco (can't believe I just said that out loud!).
I am hoping to spend 4-6 weeks there, and I have not the slightest idea how it will come to be, but there you have it. Once I have my date chosen and my deposit down, then begins the fun of fundraising. I have a year to do it -- quite reasonable, I believe! Cross-Cultural Solutions is a great organization and I have traveled with them before. In 2006 I went to Costa Rica where I spent two weeks in a transition home with children who had been taken from their parents due to abuse or drugs and had yet to be placed elsewhere. The photo on my Blog Action Day post was taken in Costa Rica.
It is time again to travel and to give of myself.