I promised you I would highlight local arts groups during this no-live-events time...ones whose events I would normally PICK for this blog.  Herewith is my " (Almost) Daily Dose Arts PICKS " round-up from last week (March 30-April 3). Click on each logo or image for my write-ups.  Enjoy! And be on the lookout each week for my email with the round-ups, or online Monday-Friday here . They'll keep coming as long as the doors are still closed...you know I love the arts and want to help them however I can!

I'm excited to announce that my quarterly labyrinth walk at the Hines Center for Spirituality that was scheduled for <THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 11> is still on (thank you, Zoom!). Please click here for the link to register and here to get directly into the Zoom meeting at 10am without registering (the meeting ID is 668 180 125 and the password is 048552). We will be doing a finger labyrinth together in a creative way, so if you have one, please grab it. If not, please download this one in advance to print up or to use from your screen. I'm not sure how all of this will go, but it will be yet another COVID-19 adventure for sure!

I'll close out with a poem that my best friend and healer Ellen Reynolds posted recently. It gave me great comfort during this challenging moment in time:

PANDEMIC

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath-
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.
 
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another's hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
 
Promise this world your love-
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.
 
-Lynn Ungar 3/11/20


 










Our city and our world will recover from the virus! 
In the meantime: wash your hands, social distance, stay healthy, enjoy the arts digitally, and rest/rest/rest.

Sincerely,

Sarah Gish
713.492.1173

P.S. If you want to IGNITE YOUR LIFE! now or anytime, check out my " 12 Ways to Ignite Your Life Daily." I'm very proud of that list and hope it will help you live a better life. Meditation, taking care of yourself, enjoying life and laughing -- plus more! -- is what will get us through this global pandemic.