March 23rd, 2006
time out

Mar 23 2006
2:08 pm
*i*CING Magazine writes:

Nothing compares to eating cake and wearing red shoes. :)

Mar 23 2006
2:25 pm
christine writes:

Oh, I think I need a day like that too. And cute red shoes couldn’t hurt! Love to you, k. JUST BE good to yourself. xx

Mar 23 2006
3:05 pm
patricia writes:

Oh I am so right there with you.
Ten minutes ago I received my third rejection from a publisher for my book submission. Feeling very discouraged. And I have to do my taxes.
But later tonight I will drink wine, read a book and have a good cry.
I don’t own any red shoes. Do white fuzzy slippers count?

Mar 23 2006
4:57 pm
lunadragongirl writes:

This touched me so. But I’m frightened…I have forgotten how to cry. I need to cry…I feel the pressure of untold months of pent-up tears every day now. But I don’t know how to feel safe letting those tears out. I don’t know how to cry anymore. I used to know…but now the thought of letting that ocean of my life out into the world, scares me senseless. Does anyone have any words of wisdom for me, ideas on how to gently teach myself to cry safely again?

Mar 23 2006
5:09 pm
amanda writes:

I wish I could do this today but I have an f-ing deadline. Saturday will be my day of picking up flowers, quiet knitting, and a couple batman cartoons.

Mar 23 2006
5:37 pm
Mardougrrl writes:

This is EXACTLY EXACTLY EXACTLY where I am today. I’d love to browse in a bookstore. It’s necessary.

Mar 23 2006
5:53 pm
jennifer writes:

i would very much like some cake today. i have some red shoes but they aren’t working. if i had a cake right now i would want it to have pink frosting and little roses. my partner and i have decided that on days like today (feeling it too) we need parent clones…sigh

Mar 23 2006
6:24 pm
joanne S writes:

I made a Wish Jar last week and wished for red shoes. Today I went shopping for brown shoes and they had red shoes. I bought both. I’m wearing the red shoes to work tomorrow. Today—-I’m tired. My art isn’t going well. Tomorrow.

Mar 23 2006
8:12 pm
herhimnbryn writes:

Oh, so spooky………………what did I write in my Journal last week? ‘JUST BE’. What am I constantly writing about in my blog…….Just being!
A good cry
Red shoes
Time alone (But not lonely)
A book
And sharing it all at the end of the day with a Beloved.
Thankyou keri.

Mar 23 2006
8:38 pm
Amanda writes:

You just have to know that it will end. You will cry, maybe a lot and for a long time, but there will come a point when you have no more crying to do (until the next time you’re in pain). The reason we avoid feeling is because somewhere we’re afraid that the feeling continues forever.

Mar 23 2006
9:27 pm
Sabine S. writes:

Yum….. cake. I have a craving for cake now. Ooooh what kind of red shoes?

Mar 23 2006
10:55 pm
penelope writes:

I definitinely need a day to just be too.
I hope you’re feeling better by now, miss.

Mar 24 2006
1:01 am
Annie writes:

Funny. Lately I’ve been having too much “just be” and am actually in need of some “go do”. I think what we all need is a nice balance. *sigh*

Mar 24 2006
4:38 am
Cecilia writes:

What is one to do when one gets fired? I wanted to just curl up and to JUST BE, left alone, to wallow, to get lost in a bookshop, and to get something nice for myself.
Thank you for this simple yet inspiring post. My heart heaves with anger. But the world passes, and we must go on, walk on with those red shoes.

Mar 24 2006
6:11 am
yvaine writes:

yes, sometimes i want to just be. to just let myself be.
i get lonely with myself sometimes though.

Mar 24 2006
7:51 am
Nina writes:

I love red shoes. Lately I’ve been wanting some blue ones, bright blue, like peacock feathers.

Mar 24 2006
9:14 am
Heather writes:

Red Shoes are like my cloak of invincibiliy. I have a pair of red boots, a pair of red strappy flat sandals, a pair of red high heel peek-a-boo toe shoes and a pair of black and white checked heels with a large red bow at the top of the heel. Whenever I feel discouraged I wear one of these pairs of courage givers and I feel like the world is mine. Sweets work too.

Mar 24 2006
10:53 am
Adelaide writes:

Hi Keri!
I can understand your feelings. It happen often to me.
Last days I’ve been taking a look into your articles “wish jar tales” and I can assure you that they give me inspiration and encouragement when I feel like loosing my energy. Yesterday evening I was thinking what a tremendous inspirational person you are, and how strong your words are, that they cross the Atlantic Ocean and arrives to my little cottage in the inner countryside of Portugal, helping me in a subtle way.
You deserve many free and cosy days.
Bem Hajas! :)

Mar 24 2006
3:43 pm
Cherry writes:

Never ever forget we are human beings – not human doings

Mar 24 2006
5:18 pm
april writes:

i agree! sometimes, we are so busy rushing around day after day for something (what? money? prestige? power?) that it all seems so monotonous! i hope that the weather is nice where you are, and that you’ve had a chance to JUST BE for a little bit. even an afternoon will do ya good!
take care-

Mar 25 2006
3:28 pm
Danette writes:

Synchronicity…Totally. On the same day, I was having the same kind of day. Need to get out. Wallow and wander. I took a streetcar to Pages bookstore on Queen west, bought myself a new Claire Fontaine notebook (ever heard the song, “claire fontaine” by Hawksley Workman?) browsed in the small press section, bought BITCH magazine, walked up past OCAD and took the college car into cabbagetown where I bought some organic dark chocolate and 2 new little calico goldfish to bring some new life to my studio. Funny how a day like that starts out as an effort…like medicine. I love the thought that other artists were having the same kind of day, on the same day, in other cities…your wishjar tales are often part of these kinds of days for me.
Thank you! Hope you are wonderful.

Mar 26 2006
1:23 pm
an awfully serious girl writes:

I covet your library stamp.
Eat cake for breakfast in bed, un-iced. It works for me.

Mar 26 2006
3:07 pm
Alex Noriega writes:

Great work! great blog!

Mar 26 2006
7:49 pm
daisy writes:

I am a teacher, and this last quarter has been crazy for me. I’m on spring break right now, and finally have a chance to just be – read, watch movies, walk . . . without a stack of papers to grade. Well, I still have those, but they can wait.

Mar 28 2006
3:11 am
bohemiangirl writes:

red shoes always help me too.

Apr 6 2006
1:51 am
Shir writes:

Hi! I’ve used this piece of yours to link to this blog, I hope it’s okay. I’m a huge fan, and have only today discovered this blog.

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