60 Seconds: Soap Bubble Gazing

Episode Summary

When have you stood still, gazing, remembering once again being a child, young, free, chasing soap bubbles of a sunny afternoon?

Episode Notes

Hello to you listening in Durban City, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey. Taking advantage of the first sunny day in a week of dense clouds and rain I walked a trail near the Admiralty Head Lighthouse bordering the old parade grounds at Fort Casey on my way to the beaches below the cliffs.

Drifting overhead were soap bubbles, the size of basketballs. But how?

An elderly man held two poles, one in each hand from which was suspended a long loop of string. Slowly he’d dip the loop into a bucket of soapy water at his feet, then raise his arms inviting the sea breeze to create shimmering soap bubbles. Children and dogs ran here and there trying to catch them floating up, up, and away.

But what caught my eye were the big humans, standing still, gazing and, I imagine, remembering once again being a child, young, free, chasing soap bubbles of a sunny afternoon.

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Diane F. Wyzga
Diane F. Wyzgahttps://www.quartermoonstoryarts.net/
Remember the first time you rode a bike and took your hands off the handlebars? And then because it felt fun and daring you did it again - and again - riding down a hill with the wind in your face, arms up over your head screaming, “Look, ma! No hands!” You showed up. You did it. The arc of my professional career stretches from serving as a US Navy officer and nurse, corporate businesswoman, lawyer, platform storyteller, and professor before shifting into a solopreneur as a litigation consultant, wordsmith-er/editor, noted podcaster, and story consultant who was lucky enough to scuba dive the Continental Shelf, become a pilot, hike the Rocky Mountains with Outward Bound, kayak off the coast of Mexico, parachute out of a perfectly good plane, walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, and so much more. Over my lifetime I've been letting go of the handlebars but - just as often - having my fingers pried off when I’ve been most afraid. At some of the darkest moments in my life where the true way was wholly lost to me, a person or opportunity beckoned and I said "Yes!" That’s the place where the story changed. This is my life purpose: Helping women identify, sort out and transform unclear messages into confident, connection-making stories, and those stories into powerful sequels. How? 30 years of story work in courtrooms, boardrooms, universities, retreat settings and more has taught me that story principles are key to conscious connection. Together we distill hazy ideas into easily understood metaphors and direct emotional language using words with power, passion, and precision so your message, your story rings true and achieves desired outcomes. My media company has three interlocking components: Quarter Moon Story Arts: "Shaping stories into sequels." Stories From Women Who Walk (podcast): "Like magic, the sorcery of stories is this: they help each of us to be seen and heard, to understand and be understood." My Life As Compost (blog): "What matters in our life is not what happens to us but how we respond, transform the difficulty into advantage, and tell *that* story."


  1. Hello, Loree ~
    How nice to greet you here! I didn’t realize you were part of the daily 60 Seconds circle. So your note is special: to learn I added something just right at the right time for you!
    On LinkedIn I clicked the “Follow” button but cold not message you. If you are interested in a connection, this is my invite.
    Til next, every good wish that you follow your bubbles ~ Diane

  2. Dear Diane,

    This sent me back to childhood memories. Giant bubbles indeed. Each one unique presenting a rainbow of colors glistening in the breeze. And yes, how many of us do stand looking; transported to childhood. So vivid, you are there. What a beautiful description, Diane