One gift Judy gave to me that I took straight into my heart---> she was talking about the photographs on my blog and said "it's what you point your camera at, it's what you see, that's so precious to me."
And right now? Man, I am feeling so damn good.
Like there's so much beauty and so many fun things to do calling me from the moment I wake up I can hardly begin to take it all in. I'm like one of those crazy game show contestants with three minutes to fill a shopping cart in a massive grocery store.
And, of course-- the thing is, I KNOW it isn't always like this.
I know (only too well) that the spiral turns and turns and this is merely one curve on its infinite circle. I know that emptiness, disappointment, despair and that whole bag of tricks is not gone from my life--- but right now? It surely is.
The weather has been oh so lovely-- a marvelous surprise. Usually, this time of year is all about the dark and the dark and the dark and the cold, but not this weekend.
Also, I think I am so keen on beauty and light because of what I am reading these days:
Beauty by John O'Donahue and Swan by Mary Oliver.
Add in a soundtrack from Sean Hayes and no wonder I'm tripping the light fantastic.
I think I have told you about the field of wishes, yes? Acres and acres (um, yes, otherwise known as a meadow) of milkweed, which is only one of the most sacred plants in my little world.
This morning I played at the pond with the kids next door-- the kind of play that you don't even know the hours have passed until suddenly you realize you can't see your hands because it has gotten dark--honestly, if I didn't have to get to the dump before it closed, I would've been there all day.
But the big excitement is that I am setting up a studio in my apartment.
A serious, kick-ass studio that is blowing my heart open wide. Woot to the double woot.
I will definitely share photos of that killa project--- but right now, time to get the girl and boy out for a righteous jaunt. They need to run and run til then can run no more.
Leisurely stroll it is.