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10 Years Later

After Buddy passed in 2009, tilegypsy.com was born as a way to heal my broken heart … such a fine guy … so … Happy 10th Anniversary to us. 😉

Years earlier … my intention was to become a brick and mortar shop-keeper (I was) and tile artist (I am) who taught herself how to design websites (I did) and would live happily ever after until … the universe kept showing me the door … not once,  (I’m not a quitter) not twice, (pack-unpack) but 1/2 dozen times. Thanks for your patience, Robbie.

love cats

The truth is … my intentions always show up – eventually – and I rarely turn my back on them … this time was different … the wretched (being kind) side of the human element literally forced me – with a good pummeling – to get off my butt and take a completely different path. Bravo. Mara Lee, take a bow, you rock!

What I’ve learned from this saga is simple … be very careful what you wish for … because … there’s no doubt that your intentions will show up and when they do there’s a very good chance – at the start – that they won’t look anything like you thought they would.  Insert patience of a saint here.  My suggestion after being force-fed enlightenment is  …  arm yourself with a case of Kleenex, Fiji water and plenty of snacks … that way you’ll have a better chance of riding the courage wave, until you reach the shore.  You can do it water boy;) #hidave

In memory of my sweet Budders.

Buddy the Wonder Cat
Buddy the Wonder Cat
Buddy the Wonder Cat
Buddy the Wonder Cat

love cats

Buddy the Wonder Cat
Buddy the Wonder Cat
Buddy the Wonder Cat
Buddy the Wonder Cat

 

Buddy the Wonder Cat

Buddy the Wonder Cat
Buddy the Wonder Cat

Art of Waiting

Finally unpacked the boxes in the basement. Found the glue but not the toolbox.

Mosaic Tile Supplies

Taking that as a sign that I’m suppose to be doing other things sans tools.

“She was always waiting, it seemed to be her forte.”
― D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover – Amen. 😉

All in Good Time Incense Holder

All in Good Time” Vintage Panda and Bamboo Figurine Mosaic Tile Incense Holder was created with gorgeous black iridescent tile, golden glass gems and ceramic tile is available for sale on our Etsy Shop.

Being Here Now

Years of practice and I can still only do what I’m doing while I’m doing it.

Writing this post thinking about walking bootless dogs, getting the towels out of the dryer and mourning the loss of bagels … must be the gluten … seriously they could have come up with a better word.

Could have listened to Ram Dass, in eighth grade, when he wrote … “Now is now. Are you going to be here or not?”

Being in a moment is an interesting place and from what I can tell, while I’m in and out of consciousness, it’s very relaxing, it doesn’t cost anything to get in, it’s really quiet and the doors never close.  

aha moments
Syracuse, NY Sidewalk A-ha Moment © Mara Lee
Insert Favorite Quotes by Ram Dass here - have a different moment I have to get to.  :)-

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ― Ram Dass

In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.” ― Ram Dass

“We’re fascinated by the words–but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”  ― Ram Dass

“Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.”  ― Ram Dass

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” ― Ram Dass

“The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can’t have it. The minute you don’t want power, you’ll have more than you ever dreamed possible.” ― Ram Dass

“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.” ― Ram Dass

“A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.”  ― Ram Dass

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” – Ram Dass

and a personal favorite … “Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.” ― Ram Dass

howdy do
we’re here! – grand canyon

Moments Matter Thursday