After a time of really doubting how I could possibly go further within the experience of worsening symptoms, I had to peek into my bag of tricks again... staying within my limits even if this seemed very, very tight. Re-adjusting. Again. Finding new ways. Asking for more help.
It took a very long time to reach that point of acceptance again. I got there.
|"Twenty Minute Bird" 44x30x20cm|
Corina Duyn 2014
During this time I started working on a bird sculpture. A freedom bird. 20 minutes at the time. It took me five months, but here she is. For now she is called my "Twenty minute Bird". I am open to suggestions of a better title!
|"Twenty Minute Bird"- detail Corina Duyn 2014|
"Twenty minute bird" is available for €295, but with the understanding that the sculpture is available for the exhibition and book launches in September 2015
To reserve it, please email me
During the past few months I also kept trying to find ways to do my writing within the given limits. To be honest had given up on my book project about a month ago. I just couldn't do it. The amount of work scared me.
I went back to Dechen Shying. Remember the place of extraordinary beauty and generosity?
After almost deciding not to travel, I was encouraged by Dechen Shying staff and friends to go.
I did go, and so glad I did!
|Dechen shying- from Room 4. Watching the ever changing light.|
Again I found peace with my state of being.
Met some wonderful people.
Slept a lot. Rested even more, wrapped in a blanket, sitting in my beloved recliner chair in the conservatory, doors open, overlooking the ever-changing light over the sea.
And... to my great relief, I found a way to do my writing again. Partially inspired by the people I met, and their reactions to my books and art; partly by the Prayer flags over to courtyard near the Shrine Room; partly as a reaction to a sculpture I had started (more about that some other time) but also because I was at ease with myself at this wonderful place in West Cork.
Thank you all who made this happen!
My deepest gratitude to you all!
|Prayer Flags over the courtyard by the Shrine Room |
at Dzogchen Beara
I won't tell you as yet what the book is going to look like, but I am very excited and I am working on it most days, 20 minutes at a time.
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