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April Full Moon | Spring & Rebirth

Spring & Rebirth

Like all of us , I struggle with what to do next.

I was stricken by a moment in [ Frozen 2]Of all things... Anna was lost and alone in the cave, overwhelmed with grief having just lost everything.Unable to muster the strength to take the next breath ….[sound familiar?]

This is the backdrop to the song “The Next Right Thing” 


“ I've seen dark before, but not like this
This is cold, this is empty, this is numb
The life I knew is over, the lights are out
Hello, darkness, I'm ready to succumb “
Looking back at the night I first saw

this movie… it was the day after Thanksgiving, my family and I just put up the Christmas Tree , caught a sunset hayride, and polished off the day with a surprise trip to the movies.

The sweetness of that moment seems like worlds away. 

As I sit in my studio surrounded by beautiful gems bits of fabric, paint, herbs and essential oils… it is so tempting to give in to the exhaustion.

 “Can there be a day beyond this night?” - Anna asks

What’s the point in making anything?

Even in writing this, the words fall flat. What could I possibly have to say that would inspire anyone?

~And then  I remember the chorus from that haunting moment in Frozen… 

“ The Next Right Thing “

“How to rise from the floor?
But it's not you I'm rising for
Just do the next right thing
Take a step, step again
It is all that I can to do
The next right thing


So the next right thing for me , is to focus on gratitude.
Gratitude to even still have a studio.
Full of supplies.
Raw materials  lay in wait
For me to do the next right thing.
Breathe new life into them.
For me that is to make.
Even though there is no audience
There are no stores or  trunk shows
No Spring Festivals and Art Shows
Yet still, I rise , and the next right thing is to make it anyway.
To walk back in time... into the heart of a child.
Remember the light of that sunset 
When we took that hayride….
Find the joy of making
Just for making’s sake.
cupcake for one slumming duchess
Cut a new dress
Make a single cupcake ala Bridesmaids

And drape my throat in raw emeralds
As I watch the Pink Full Moon
rise tonight with my baby girl in my lap.
The Fullness , Largest , most bountiful Moon of 2020
april pink moon

“I won't look too far ahead
It's too much for me to take
But break it down to this next breath,
this next step
This next choice is one that I can make
So I'll walk through this night
Stumbling blindly toward the light
And do the next right thing”

Cheers, May we all find our Next Right Thing.

-From Duchess w love.

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