“When the bones are good.."

“We're in the homestretch of the hard times

We took a hard left, but we're alright

Yeah, life sure can try to put love through it, but

We built this right, so nothing's ever gonna move it”

“When the bones are good, the rest don't matter

Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter

Let it rain 'cause you and I remain the same

When there ain't a crack in the foundation

Baby, I know any storm we're facing

Will blow right over while we stay put

The house don't fall when the bones are good”

~ Maren Morris, “The Bones”

It’s been a minute since I’ve felt inspired to write.

Divorce. It’s hard. 

And lately, I’ve been traveling a lot. Taking time to myself whenever I can. Meditating. Contemplating. Praying.

This song.

The one quoted above. 

It speaks so strongly to me. 

“The house don't fall when the bones are good”

Yesterday was my birthday, and I felt like everything was falling apart. Then a 7.1 quake hit the area. Sure I was rattled but those closer to the epicenter are going through so much more. My heart is with those affected.

It got me thinking a lot about the foundation of my building (and how I really need to get a quake kit).


Despite the multiple quakes, my building was still standing. 

Recently, I’ve experienced romantic rejection, friendship dynamics changing, a new living environment, personal challenges in my career and so much uncertainty about the future.


There has been a lot of sadness, discomfort and yearning to control circumstances and people according to what would make me more comfortable. And that’s humanity.


I’ve spent a lot of time building a foundation though my meditation/spiritual practice, community and creative expression.

Each morning I try to wake up and meditate. Sometimes my mind wanders the whole time. Sometimes I get glimpses of inner peace and serenity. Sometimes I get insight. But showing up each time… That’s me building a foundation.

So "the bones are good.”

Nothing has fallen apart cause …

“The house don't fall when the bones are good”

Love,

Norma

P.S. I wanted to share this in case you or someone you know can relate. My hope is to serve in the best way I know how.

I’ve decided to start a Facebook group where I’ll lead free live meditations from time-to-time. I’d love for you to join. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2300439316882630/