Christmas is a season of memories for me…I have tried my darndest to make it more about experience & adventures for my kids, rather than focusing on the latest gadget or toy. I want for them to taste the crisp air and laugh and play, I mean really play and outside.!!..to feel connected to the clay, dream in the sky, feel fire spark in their beings and feel a sense of wild freedom & wonder! We took the kids to the mountains to snow board on Christmas day. Their gifts were connected to the desire for these earthly adventures… Gage was gifted with his dream of a motorcycle YIKES! and Trin a bow & arrow AKA Katniss, she is so curious! With the New Year all I really want is to keep growing, love the people in my life, continue to fight for goodness , to document the questions and capture the beauty!
“May your coming year be filled with magic and
dreams and good madness. I hope you read
some fine books and kiss someone who thinks
your wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art-
write or draw or build or sing or live
as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in
in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
The snow was magical!! All the littles ….Ok, and the big ones too! Put their gloves and coats on… we all dug up our heavy ones…. the heavy ones that don’t typically get much use in the desert…even in winter. For the first time in my life that, I can remember it snowed for hours..these were heavy,meaningful flakes.. .the aftermath was a blanket of fresh, powdery snow….snow that didn’t melt within the first few hours of falling…It was a winter wonderland….and we were lost in it! In and out of the house…tracking in melted snow …..coats, gloves and beanies drying in front of the fire…hot chocolate….and bon fires in the backyard.
This song wrecks me to pieces
I am grateful for this passing Thanksgiving day. We began a new tradition…. we cut down our own tree! It was an adventure and it was beautiful one…our tree now stands with a sense of pride and of certain humble, nobility in the living room amongst the living. I cant help but think that it looks…well,um…… HAPPY!…and even though its life is now certainly fleeting. I am confidant that it makes the littles, the four-legged creatures and myself very happy inside. …for the story it has created in our memory and for the memories yet to be made.
“I am grateful for what I
am and have. My thanksgiving is
perpetual. It is surprising
how contented one
can be with nothing definite
only a sense of existence.”
*Henry David Thoreau
My friend and I got all dolled up to go to a holiday soiree last night. As, we were en route, it was pouring rain….we changed our mind and went to the movie. In our lipstick, heels and dresses. It was the opening night of ‘Hunger Games’ but, we decided to see this movie.We chose the movie based on a gut feeling and well, the convenience of time… Having never seen the trailer or even knowing much about it…the first 15-20 mins, I was all ‘huh?, what the heck…Im going to get popcorn?’ ha! In the end I loved the story and how it made me feel and in leaving I was inspired to live more in the moment and I had the realization that I really,really love quirky/original people which this movie totally had; namely the patriarch of the movie and well, the main charachter and his sister…ok, the whole family was great! it made me really ponder how amazing it is to connect with another human being and how our family is what makes us whole and that I really love, LOVE in its purest form!
This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, L♡VE, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, cobfront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek.-Terry Tempest Williams
“Autumn came, with wind & gold…….Notice Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.”
“We do not grow absolutely,chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present. and future mingle and pull us backward, forward or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” Anais Nin
I am still growing….
“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.”
-William butler Yeats
I know, I post many of songs from them. It’s love and I wasn’t even aware we were courting, it just happened..The new album is out & I’m happy! These are the things I get to look forward and get excited about…I want to show the world my new shiny toy with pride!…I got emotional hearing this song for the first time….. ‘Gone”.& ‘Fire/Fear’& ‘lets be still’ touch my core. Grateful for my friend, music.