I was checking my delicious del.icio.us tags yesterday and came across a post (saved for me by the eagle-eyed Beth Kantor) that spoke directly to my heart ... Code Like a Girl. Reading this post about the joy of writing beautiful code was like falling into heaven on earth ... "there are other people out there who think like me!"
I take this as a very good sign.
And it's not just code- it MATTERS that the work all of us do is beautiful, not only on the outside, where everyone can see it, but on the inside, too. That everything we put into what we do is the cleanest, the most elegant and beautiful effort we can make.
You can look at it like feng shui - order & beauty inside, order & beauty outside.
I love the movement between sleeping & waking... I lie there quietly in the darkness and let myself emerge slowly from the dreaming place...
This morning there was a beautiful image there for me, a visual idea for a new website I'm designing. I didn't have a clue about what it should look like when I was trying to imagine it earlier but there it was when I woke up this morning... a lovely gift from the Mystery.
I came in late, just in time for the last few minutes of the first plenary session with Rachel Remen where the whole auditorium was vibrating; everyone in it singing softly as one voice. An auspicious beginning, as it turned out.
A very cool side-effect of attending the legendary Bioneers conference this year is witnessing the dawn light outside my window - I can just see the last sliver of the waning moon each morning as I wake up in enough time to get ready & drive over the bridge.
I was really excited to be sitting in the audience as it began yesterday morning. Bioneers is one of those gatherings that several thousand people hold as a sacred yearly ritual, and the warm welcome from co-producers Nina Simons & Ken Ausubel made me feel that I would definitely be one of them in the future.
Plus, from a professional standpoint, I am thrilled by the whole Beaming Bioneers concept they've pioneered, of broadcasting the conference plenary sessions into 18 US cities (from Anchorage, Alaska to Marion, Massechusetts) via video satellite, to be presented along with relevant on-the-ground sessions offered by their local partners. This seems like a great model for the future.
I made a wonderful new connection the other day with Michael Jones, a talented pianist, consultant, and writer/thinker on the subject of beauty, leadership, and the power of imagination in forming our collective experience.
He is in the middle of some projects that I look forward to hearing more about, but in the meantime I wanted to introduce him and his writings to those of you who don't yet know him, and take you to some audio clips where you can hear his delightful music...