We discovered Ruby’s on this trip. Sorry we didn’t go there last trip. The food is out of this world! We went on Tuesday night. It’s off season here so there was no crowd. We were told by locals that you can’t get a seat during peak season. We found out why. First night Dan got meatball Parmesan and I got pasta sampler. Every bite was a taste experience. There was more than enough food so we took home leftovers.
Friday night we went again. This time we got fried zucchini with home made marinara. I’m told they are going to start selling the marinara. I’ll be first in line to order! I tried fettuccini Alfredo, not disappointed at all. Dan got the red snapper stuffed with artichokes and mushrooms with a side of pasta. Again, we were in tastebuds heaven. Finishing up we shared a cannoli, yummy. Wish Ruby would move to Tennessee! If you are ever in Pompano, you must try Ruby’s.
Zentoni Number Seven
It’s said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Again, focus. Look at this drawing and you will see the world moving around us. People are talking, horns are blowing, so many sparks of energy going this way and that. Do we stop to look into someone’s eyes when they talk to us? Do we ever stop to look into our own eyes? I don’t know where I first heard or read of this exercise, but looking into the mirror and gazing into your own eyes is quite an experience! It is the first step to loving yourself. And I don’t mean in a narcissistic way. We spend all our time trying to fixing things, making sure no one gets their feelings hurt. We go out of our way to care for someone else. That’s not a bad thing, but there has to be some balance. So today, look in the mirror, and not just at the lines on your face or the imperfect nose, but at your eyes. Look INTO your soul. Spend one minute, sixty seconds and go deep inside of you. Tell YOU how much you love YOU. Feel the shift inside your heart as you connect with your soul. Just think how great you will feel if you do this every day!
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL AND JOYFUL DAY
Zentoni number six went back to black and white. This one has a focus. There was a point where it all started. Its life began. It is the heart of the drawing although it doesn’t look like a heart in the traditional sense. Look for it. Focus your intention on the drawing and see if you can find or feel the heart point. It’s a lot like life. Through all the chaos and noise that surrounds us, if we just take a moment to breathe and focus, we can always find our heart, our center. The heart will take us to that space where we are grounded and calm. It is our connection to that higher self that is sometimes overshadowed by our ego. Today, take a moment to drop into your heart center and feel the love and peace that is there always. Namaste.
Zentoni five changed color again! I used the brown fine point Sharpie on this one. Notice this piece has a border. I started with that thought in mind. Confine the piece. Put all the squiggles and lines INSIDE the rectangle. Keep it contained. Is that what we tend to do to ourselves sometimes? We confine ourselves, limit ourselves to our so called comfort zone. We suddenly find that thoughts inside our bubble become crowded and chaotic. It’s hard to make any sense out of it. Today, try expanding beyond those limited thoughts and beliefs. Get out of your box! See what magic there is beyond those borders.
Miriam Webster defines the circle as a closed plane curve every point of which is equidistant from a fixed point within the curve. In sacred geometry the circle represents the spiritual realms.
Circles commonly represent unity, wholeness, and infinity. Without beginning or end, without sides or corners, the circle is also associated with the number one. Circles are often seen as protective symbols. Standing within a circle shields a person from supernatural dangers or influences outside of the circle. Conversely, a circle can also be containing, keeping that which is inside from been released. http://altreligion.about.com/od/symbols/ig/Geometric-Shapes/Circles.htm
Zentoni Number Four is about connection. It’s about the collective consciousness of this universe. The circles represent all of humanity and all beings from all worlds and how we are interlocked with one another. If we realize that every person, every living cell is connected to us, it might just change how we choose to treat others. If we throw a pebble into the pond, it causes a ripple, sending out a reaction to the entire body of water that is connected to that one little spot where your pebble made its splash. If you treat your fellow beings with love, it will travel out from you to the next being and so on for ever. Each day, be more conscious of your words and your actions. Remember that what you say and do goes out into the pond of the universe, and as circles do, will eventually find its way back to you.
Zentoni Number Three
As I progressed on my zen path, I decided to try using brown instead of black. This piece is 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Pattern was a bit loose on this day. The shapes were larger and there seemed to be more white space. What did that mean? Was I more relaxed when I started? Who knows? Enjoy the work.
Wikipedia says that A doodle is an unfocused or unconscious drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.
Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples of doodling are produced during long telephone conversations if a pen and paper are available.
Zentoni number two took a wild turn. Breaking from the traditional instruction it grew to about 16 x 20 inches. As I look at it I see many things, but I will let you stare at it and come up with your own interpretation. Enjoy, then go grab some paper and a sharpie!