Is the summer making you dizzy?
Just kidding about that last one.
Colorado is such a glorious, gorgeous, inspiringly… natural… place in the summertime. Hurray for sunflowers, ripening tomatoes, flowing rivers, thunderstorms, lemonade, bicycles, swimming holes, and slugs in abundance!
My question for you:
Where do slugs come from?
They’ve shown up in our garden in full force, magically oozing out from under the cardboard weed barrier! Are they actually children of cardboard? Or have they been hibernating under the topsoil for decades and decades until exactly the right conditions inspire them to awake, arise, and start their malicious nibbling on the tender cilantro shoots?
Are they the devil-spawn children of the unmanifest, latent carcass of the unsprouted potato planted there three years ago that never had the courage to let its eyes mature into actual roots?
Or… are they little alien babies who don’t have quite the creative genius for crop circles so they resign themselves to leaving vile trails of slug slime on the pepper plants?
Someone please enlighten me.
While you’re contemplating slugs… let’s dance! And sing! And revel in all other aspects of summer.
REMINDER – The women’s dance in Denver no longer exists. The slugs have taken its soul into the center of the earth.
Sunday, July 28th – Chant – 135 Circle Dr. F.C. – 7 PM – $8 suggested donation
Monday, July 29th – Sufi Meditation – 2727 Alan St. F.C. – 9:30 AM – by donation
Tuesday, July 30th – SPECIAL MAMA SING – Avogadro’s Number 525 S Mason, F.C. – 10 AM – Our beloved friend Wind is in town! Let’s sing with her! – Mama Sing will be a week earlier than usual to accommodate this blessed occasion! – $7 suggested donation
Tuesday, July 30th – Sufi Studies – Alan St. F.C. – 7 PM – by donation
Thursday, August 1st – Dance in F.C. (I’m here again! Yay again!) – Art and Science Studio (346 E Mountain, F.C.) – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested – Celebrating the 1st harvest at the Dance – Lughnasadh / Lammas, here we come!
Monday, August 5th – Sufi Meditation – Alan St. F.C. – 9:30 AM – by donation
Wednesday, August 7th to Sunday August 11th is Dragonfest! – I’ll be heading up a couple of workshops: chanting, drumming, and conscious relationships… check the schedule for exact times and locations – Looking forward to communing with all you rowdy Pagans!
Thursday, August 8th – Fort Collins Dance led by Jyoti – Art and Science Studio – 7:30 PM – Thank you, Jyoti, for leading in my absence again! – Hey, y’all, Jyoti always puts together a beautiful, diverse, inspired program and dedicates a lot of loving energy to the dance. Come on out! – $10 suggested donation
Saturday, August 10th – I’m leading the Starhouse Deeper Dance in Boulder – 3476 Sunshine Canyon Dr – 7:30 PM – $12 (I think) – This is such a magical location and I’m honored to facilitate the evening of devotional dancing including the Kindling Ceremony based on the Universal Worship Service of Hazrat Inayat Khan. I hope you’ll join me!
Monday, August 12th – Sufi Meditation Circle – Alan St – 9:30 AM – by donation
Wednesday, August 14th – I am leading the Denver Dance – Clayton Learning Center 3801 Martin Luther King Blvd. – 7:30 PM – $10 – This dance has been thriving and it is such a joy to feel the resurgence of enthusiasm.
Thursday, August 15th – I’m back for the Fort Collins dance – Just trying to keep you on your toes – Art and Science Studio – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested
Saturday, August 17th – Sufi Splash Class Preceding Zikr – Studio Be 2077 30th St, Boulder – 6 PM – an hour of Sufi information, explorations, practices, conversation and attunement – RSVP to let me know if you’re planning to join us – by donation (should I put a suggested amount on it?)
Saturday, August 17th – Boulder Community Zikr – Studio Be – 7:30 PM – Habib and I will co-lead this month – $5 suggested donation and dessert potluck – always a sweet opportunity to dive deeper into the Sufi heart of prayer!
Sunday, August 18th – Chant – 135 Circle Dr, F.C. – SINGING!!! SINGING!!! SINGING!!! – 7 PM – $8 suggested donation
Thursday, August 22nd – Fort Collins Dance with Me! – Art and Science – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested
Monday, August 26th – Sufi Meditation – Alan St – 9:30 AM – by donation
Tuesday, August 27th – Sufi Studies – Alan St – 7 PM – by donation
Wednesday, August 28th – I lead Denver Dance – Clayton Learning Center – 7:30 PM – $10
Thursday, August 29th – Fort Collins Dance – Art and Science – 7:30 PM – $10 suggested – wow… I might just get used to being with y’all. Sweet!
NO SUFI MEDITATION Monday September 2nd – I’ll be out of town… feel free to do the practices without me…I’ll be with you again soon enough!
DANCING WITH THE GODDESS – women’s retreat – Friday, September 20th to Monday, September 23rd – Camp Santa Maria – It’s time to sign up! Here’s the link for the flyer and paypal on-line registration: http://trigoddess.org/special-events/
Hey Gentlemen, what do you do with your time while your lady loves are in the mountains sitting in hot tubs and gossiping?
Do you need pointers?
Here are my top 5 suggestions for manly entertainment:
1. The Hunt Club (okay, it’s a bit sleazy, but I have heard rumors that y’all like boobies, so…)
2. Rent movies for a weekend marathon: Dirty Harry, Rambo, Fight Club, Steel Magnolias (Tim’s suggestion), Strange Brew, The Fast and the Furious
3. Dirt Bike race track… I haven’t been there myself because I have too much estrogen in my blood stream, but here’s a link: http://www.vdrmx.com/
5. ..and… my last brilliant idea for you… Visit Johnson’s Corner for a world famous cinnamon roll, a trucker’s shower and laundry facilities… PLUS… BONUS!!! There’s a big sign on the next-door-neighboring motel that says “Oriental Massage.” What’s not to like? I’ll hand deliver a personalized thank you note to any of you men who actually go check it out and tell me about it.
Love to every single one of you!