Ciel Grove

Healer & Artist


It’s really been a long time since I’ve been on here, hasn’t it? Geez.

I had this funny idea that everything might stay current on here through some kind of magical internet osmosis (have they not developed websites that just automatically link into your life and let people know what has been going on yet??) but, lo, it has not. 2017 was a while ago, wasn’t it?

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on busyness

I have always LOVED to be busy. At one point in my 20's during summer break at University, I had seven jobs, and worked 90 hours per week. I would finish a shift at 2 in the morning at a busy nightclub, ride my bike home, sleep for a couple hours, and then ride back to open the downtown Starbucks location at 5:30am. Not to suggest this was a healthy practice (I ended up with ulcers and a nervous breakdown at 22!), but during those hectic months I found a great thrill in being that consumed, that overscheduled.

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the nature of simplicity

In the last few years I have gone from being a great consumer of things to being rather absurdly satisfied with what I have. 

In funny ways it bothers me sometimes, this 'not wanting' (one does miss the pleasure of purchasing some coveted item and having that fleeting sense of all being right in the world. And there are just so many beautiful things to be had..), but I fully recognize how much bigger the satisfaction I have in daily life is than that momentary feeling ever was. 

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Old Stories

Lately I have been thinking a lot about a time I spent in Nepal many years ago.

For some reason, flashing memories of mountains and moments keep popping into my mind, bringing me back to the learning and insights I developed during that time, and to a great sense of appreciation for the experience.

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