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Bigger Picture Moments: March 7, 2013

For the month of March, we’re going to have a special focus, with the theme of REJUVENATE! As we have celebrated LOVE for the month of February, March will be dedicated to rejuvenation – much needed, as so many of us have been battling a difficult winter, with the flu-pocalypse of 2013, pregnancy ups & downs, and other bodily, mental & spiritual woes. So please join us as we strive to revive…and rejuvenate!

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Here’s a scene from one of last week’s Bigger Picture Moments as we celebrated the final week with the theme of love:

From Rubber Chicken Madness, If you love them, let them go:

“She sobbed that she’s a single mother, then argued that the empty nest isn’t as difficult for a married couple because they have each other.

At that moment, every fiber of my being ached for this woman.

I know her fear.

I know her uncertainty.

I know the loneliness she senses around the corner.

I will likely be a single empty-nester too.

And I’m afraid of not being needed. I’m afraid of being lonely. I’m uncertain about what my empty nest will look like.

But I. Will. Not. Hold. Them. Back. …”

Awesome bigger picture moment there.

Let’s see what we’ve got this week for our new March theme Rejuvenation!

As always, please link back to this post in your post and PLEASE VISIT AT LEAST the person linked before you! Creativity flourishes in community!

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Bigger Picture Moments & Projects for March!

Before we get into this week’s Bigger Picture Moments, we’d like to announce a couple BRAND NEW projects for the month of March!

The first project we’ll be bringing to you is “SCENES FROM MY WEEKEND” – we’re asking you to share with us some glimpses of what your weekends are like! scenes from a weekend_cropped

Starting next Monday, March 4, we’ll have a linkup right here on Bigger Picture Blogs, for you to link up some of your sights and moments – anything and everything, from the quotidienne to the extraordinary – of the weekend. We’ll have the linky up every Monday for the month of March, so please do join in!

The second announcement is: for the month of March, we’re going to have a special focus, with the theme of REJUVENATE! As we have celebrated LOVE for the month of February, March will be dedicated to rejuvenation – much needed, as so many of us have been battling a difficult winter, with the flu-pocalypse of 2013, pregnancy ups & downs, and other bodily, mental & spiritual woes. So please join us as we strive to revive…and rejuvenate!

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Without further ado, let us now take a moment to end this February with ruminations on the Bigger Picture in simple moments of love. To set the mood, ponder this highlight from last week:

In Lisa’s words:
“Because real love burns beneath the surface of the sparks that fly in the early years when falling in love is easy, and it doesn’t waver even when it discovers that staying in love is hard….More than anything, real love knows that the moment when you’re wondering if you’re falling out of a perfect love is really just the moment when you begin falling into the only kind that really is.”

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For the month of February, Bigger Picture Blogs is celebrating LOVE! Share a loved or loving moment with us – it can be anything: a poem, a memory, an ode or yearning, so long as it comes from the heart!

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Live. Love. Capture. Encourage.

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Jade’s Musical Inspiration #BPCreates

Once upon a time, I used to be a dancer. Not, like, professional or anything, but I did love to dance. It put me in a great community of women – not like the kind who go to Juilliard and tear the competition down, but the kind that loves to celebrate each other, femininity, and womanhood. It made me feel powerful, earthy, and womanly – not to mention, an hour of dancing is way fun and an hour of running sucks b*lls (no offense, runners).

I use music in my writing most especially to set tone and mood. If there’s a particular note of angst, drama, melancholy, or swelling ache that I want to hit in my stories, I put on an appropriate song and play it over and over and over again until my writing hits the notes in the song.

But the song I want to share with you is one that hasn’t (yet) influenced my writing. It’s from my dancing days. And I share it with you because when the prompt mentioned music, this is the one that called from my heart. I had danced to it, and I always loved the way the notes trickled and rolled over my body, bending down my back, and spilling out my fingertips and toes.

It’s this one: Red House Painters’ Song for a Blue Guitar.

I couldn’t even tell you in words what this song speaks to me, I can only dance it. It makes me want to cry. And it makes me want to dance.

I hope you want to dance it too.

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Over the next few weeks we are looking at how music can and does inspire our writing. Do you use music? Has a particular song inspired you? Leave the song, or a link to your writing playlist on Spotify, we’ll be putting together a BPB Writing Playlist to share with you over the next few weeks.