It's almost January, and still no snow. Frosty mornings, crystal covered leaves, and a few drifting snowflakes. Not much color to be found and some cold, damp days. I am dreaming of snow angels, and beautiful white covered pine trees standing alert in the woods. Crispy nights with star-studded skies, standing around a campfire drinking hot chocolate. Yes, that's what I hope for. Snowmen, children's laughter as they fly effortlessly down a hill on a piece of plastic, and the meditative swoosh of my skis as they glide through quiet woods that look like something out of a fairytale book. The sound of falling snow. One of my very favorite things.
As 2011 comes to a close, as with most years, I spend time being quiet, reflecting on the year, thinking about my vision for 2012. I have some exciting things I will share with you as they unfold. 2011 was a slow start for some of my creative adventures, but movement nonetheless. One foot in front of the other, one step at a time.
My wish for 2012 - to share my love of all things creative, to ignite a curious and courageous fire in all of those individuals whose paths I cross, and to share my love and passion for life with random acts of kindness (more to be revealed :) Happy New Year!!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
This morning I woke to magic. A full moon, dark tree silhouettes that look like bodies frozen in dance formation against the deep, blue sky, dappled with hundreds of glimmering stars; crystals, glitter and sparkle everywhere!
The quiet of the morning. My favorite time of day. The stillness of things begs for quiet reflection. And then.... watching the light peak over the horizon and everything comes to life.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
"The only thing constant in life is change"
As the trees drop their remaining leaves and the colors turn from bold, beautiful reds and oranges to dull browns and grays. As the days grow shorter and there are fewer hours of light. As the skies turn from pastels to greys and midnight blues. As our physical energy moves from rambunctious and playful to sleepy and melancholic.
We take the time to slow our minds and rest our bodies. Time to reflect and rejuvenate.
They say the darkest hour is just before dawn. The greatest opportunities for change come from the dark moments. As with the seasons, darkness always makes way for light, casting only shadows for a time, and eventually fading. As winter turns to spring, there is new light and fresh, new growth. And with spring, comes summer, a time for blossoms to fully bloom and reflect their beauty to the rest of the world. Simultaneously, we follow this path.
And so it is, the cycle of change.
Monday, October 17, 2011
You inspire without knowing others are watching. You touch people with your big, bold beautiful way of being in the world, without ever knowing because this is just who you are by nature. You make a difference without ever knowing that you are. You are amazing and beautiful and matter, even when you don't think so.
The world is a better place because of you.