These days. Oh, these days . . . full out, full to the brim-- the weather so sweet-- I know it is spring but oh man, does it feel like summer.
And so despite our best efforts to stay at our desks, Lauren and I were lifted on a breeze and carried to the beach. Because some days? There is no where else to be.
The thing is, there's just so much of everything-- I really liked what Jenny wrote in a recent blog post.
"Because here are all these people seemingly doing it all and having it all in a beautiful, perfect way. It's hard to tell if that's reality or if we're only privy to seeing things from one angle. Because no one wants to post pictures of their incompetence or that time when they felt truly unlovable. I know I don't. But I can tell you right now that I can't do it all, and I don't have it all. There are times when I feel lost and filled with worry, and I don't feel like I'm enough.
It's times like these when the only thing for me to do is to try to reconnect with life's joys."
For me, the focus on beauty, on light, on play is a choice to have more of each of those things at the center of my day, but it doesn't mean there aren't the same stresses, challenges, frustrations, agitations, misunderstandings as per any normal life--
I simply try to give them the least amount of my energy and attention.
And sometimes, the only solution to anything is to throw the dogs in the back, walk the beach til we're all feeling loose and light--- get an ice cream at the best local ice cream parlor-- head home trailing sand across the kitchen floor, finish up some fun decor projects-- and make a cocktail of prosecco, St. Germain with a small wedge of orange for garnish and clink glasses to our favorite toast, "go team beauty!"
* this sky
where we live
is no place to lose your wings