Not having a working camera is interfering with my goal to post more regularly.
I think I'll share some random thoughts today.
The picture of Anais Nin is a favorite and I just noticed how much she reminds me of Hillary Clinton in a certain way.
I love this Nin quote:
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
I'm stuck right now. I'm on the beach, running circles in the sand, holding my kite, but for some reason afraid to let it go and be lifted by the breeze and into the sky.
Do you ever have that feeling? The time is right, but somehow you don't feel you are? You look up and see so much happening, you long to be a part of it all, you long to get off the ground, but fears (named and un-named) hold you back?
I'll get there.
This next passage is beautiful to me. Of course, if you know me, I never believe there is only one chance, but maybe I feel urgency now because this life...this artist, crafter, dreamer, writer, bee charmer life?
I want this.
I am afraid of it, but I want it.
I look at you and you occur
in this winter kitchen, random as trees or sentences,
entering me, fading like them, in time you will disappear....
I can even say it,
though only once and it won't last:
I want this. I want this.
I've been finding myself drawn to gentle things lately. I'm learning to embroider and this time it feels real. Usually I dive into a project and give up once it seems hard. Now, I'm taking my time and learning stitches. It's nice to sit with a thrifted embroidery hoop and a torn up pillow case practicing stitches. I find it meditative.
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