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Rebuilding

By Maura on Jul 06, 2017

January 29th, 2017

Earlier in the year, as I swung at a pesky mosquito while vacuuming, I demolished a lovely Buddha in the process.

I think at the time, I made a comment about Karma.

For whatever reason: that it had been a gift from my son, that just because something is broken doesn't mean you toss it away, that is is a physical reminder of a spiritual connection, I saved it.

We wandered around Ikea and Rona and figured out how to make it work, somehow in the destruction, that lovely face had made it through intact.  No, this isn't a Pinterest post.(Although, it is a light now, and I turn it on when I'm practicing/making music!!)

It is a post about rebuilding, rebuilding my music career after a too long break, rebuilding relationships with friends and family, that maybe aren't broken but suffering from a little less care and attention than they deserve, and rebuilding the relationship I have with the world and those living on it and in it.

It, for me, has to be a daily practice.  Am I aware of those around me, and am I being the person I say I am, am I forgiving?

I can't say I even check in everyday, in my hurried life of work and music and music marketing.

And now, more than ever, I think I should and not should in a" bad or obligated to kind of way", but in a "it's the right thing to do kind of way".

We have a life and it's ours and sometimes we feel that the things that happen to us are unfair-the truth is things happen.They are happening everywhere and some of us, myself included, have been luckier than others.

Now, more than ever, I want to feel gratitude and I want to remember everyone has a story, a heart and a family and we need to stick together.

Love 

M

 

Tags: Maura Shaftoe, singer songwriter, rebuilding, forgiveness, stick together, new album, karma, Calgary, gratitude,

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