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Find the bridge to laughter,
awaken the chid within
and honor its role & rhythm.

Allow laughter to carry you,
and to renovate
the tender heart spaces
with its uplifting wings.

My friends rallied to celebrate my birthday recently.  Their planning was genius and we celebrated creatively at Bay View Printing after a separate yoga event.  Speechless with gratitude and feeling the love on this particular birthday.  I will share more of the creative gestures of kindness soon; but today I am excited to inspire you to try letterpress!

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Our gathering was a treasure hunt exploring the vast variety of fonts and typeface options while assembling phrases without a keyboard.  The delightful owner, Ashley is keeping ‘letterpress’ alive at this century-old Wisconsin print shop near Milwaukee.

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The tactical experience of “writing” without a pen and stringing together actual letters led me to rediscover a classic Spoon song, Written in Reverse.  

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There is

JOY

in this creative haven.

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One more song tip:  Hey, Soul Sister by Train. I love my entire tribe of soul sisters: here, there and everywhere.  Sharing Soul Sister Pinot Noir, creating and laughing with friends: pure bliss.

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