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Here is a short audio clip from Alan Watt's You're It

If the clip doesn't work, here are the words: 

..."In the same way that perhaps you could say that the protective coloring of a butterfly who has somehow contrived to make it’s wings look like enormous eyes so that when a bird who is about to devour this beast is confronted by these staring eyes, the bird is a little hesitating, like when you stare at somebody they are always taken a little bit aback, and so the butterfly appears to stare at the bird. And perhaps you see this phenomenon of the marvelous staring wings of the butterfly is in some way a result of anxiety. Then anxiety to survive all the problems and struggles of natural selection. Nevertheless in this intense struggle we are unknowing poets." 

Quiet your mind.

It could be 300 BC or 2015 AD.

Our instincts don't change much. 

Alan Watts, 1915-1973, a British-born philosopher, writer and speaker, best know as an interpreter and popularizer of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.

Fiber in a JuneBug.

Fiber is in the air. Maybe it's because I'm learning to weave (thank you Textile Arts Center) or because I'm learning to knit (thank you La Casita Yarn Shop) or maybe it's because it's cold and everyone's wearing lots of fiber (thank you winter : ). Whatever the reason, fiber's in the air. 

And since I'm all about connections and associations, let's consider that "fiber" can also mean "thread" and "thread" can mean "connecting things to each other". 

SaraJuneBK is a wonderful hair salon in Brooklyn. The "thread" that carries through the shop is this: there's a warm and considered attention to the natural beauty of things. Oh, that's right up my alley. 

Sara's sister embroidered this small junebug for her. It presents itself so simply and beautifully on the natural wood wall. 

After my appointment, I went to TAC and as I was sitting at my loom I looked down and saw this beauty in the aged patina and marks of the studio's natural wood floor. 

The beauty of both, one created with intention and one created randomly over time, calm my soul.

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