Fanning the fire midweek, we are tossing you a spontaneous quote, question, or conundrum related to Monday’s post. We invite you to riff on this prompt or share a story—heartbreaking or hilarious—to spark further conversation about the path of motherhood.

At the library that day, in my heigthened receptive state, I noticed a box of postcards near the book check out.  The bevy of buddhas caught my eye, and I happened to come across one that had this message on the back.  I have it up in my office now, and I think of it as  one in an imaginary series I call “Postcards from the Edgeless”:

Don’t you love the Hee! Hee! Such a good reminder not to take anything too seriously.

And somehow I think this photo of Oriah, staring into the cage of the lizard at the W.O.W museum, also deserves to be part of this post on receptivity.

What do you feel particularly receptive to these days? I am feeling drawn to decluttering and cleansing…