I just spent a week at a Robert Moss writing retreat where we used shamanic drumming and other techniques to tap into deeper creative dimensions. While there, I explored a writing project that’s been in the back of my mind for several years. It’s an all-ages fairy tale titled Fallen, The Adventures of a Deep Water Leaf. Through the metaphor of a single leaf’s journey from tree, to pond’s surface, to a brave and enlightening exploration of the deep, the story explores what it means to be human and to choose to live more deeply.
Back home now, I’m struggling with the inevitable “re-entry” period – the return from the magical realm into mundane everyday reality and the challenge of keeping the momentum and creative juices flowing. I had put off tackling the overflowing basket of advertisements, letters and bills that arrived via snail mail in my absence until today, which happens to be Mother’s Day.
Imagine my surprise to find a small package labeled “Requested Sample Enclosed” and addressed to Cameron Perkins, my son who died 9 years ago this May. It was a free sample of FINISH QUANTUM dishwasher detergent. I opened it up to find a goofy looking foam smiley face with two dishwasher tabs for eyes.
I’m bursting out laughing at this unlikely Mother’s Day message from beyond. I’m quite sure it’s no mistake that Cameron’s name was on it and that I didn’t open it until today. I think Cameron is letting me know he’s thinking of me and also egging me on to FINISH what I’ve begun and to continue tapping into QUANTUM realms for inspiration.
Thanks, Cameron! For the humorous kick in the backside and clean dishes, too!