When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi
Did you ever have an idea in your head. A picture. Of something that you just had to bring to life? It’s been happening to me quite a bit. Especially recently. It’s as if something in me has woken up. The light at the end of the tunnel has turned into a spotlight, shining brighter than ever before, illuminating ideas and pictures and beautiful things in my mind that I intend to bring to life.
I’ve had the idea for this charm in my head for months. Not to exact specifications, but pretty close. I knew it had to be reflective of Crossfit. Just not exactly sure how. I searched on etsy.com for a while. There are some gorgeous handmade charms there. I even exchanged a few emails with one artisan, but when she learned I didn’t want to pay upwards of $100, she simply stopped responding. I left it alone for a while, but the idea was still there, percolating.
And then one afternoon after my niece’s soccer game we ended up at The Pottery Place. Where you can make your own silver charms. And my idea, finally, was brought to life. The joy of it! The nice girl who helped me there walked me through every step of the process, I talked with her about what I wanted it to say, and then found the stamp of the cute adorable monster. Eh, voila.
There was some extra silver clay left over, and she offered to let me do another small charm. Whereby the ninja penguin was born. Serendipidous if you ask me.
3, 2, 1.. Go! is what the coach says at the beginning of each WOD. To me it’s an epitome for life. ‘Cause ready, set, Go is the only way through.