Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Slow motion.

Hello. :)

 I like to write impulsive thoughts when night wraps itself around New England and I find myself left with echoes from the day that has passed.  When the sun began to dip at 4 pm today, I felt nostalgic, noticing how people seem to disappear into the soft hush of winter, lost in schedules that seem to swallow them until spring. It makes me want to hug them a bit tighter, tell them to stay awhile.  I often speak of beautiful stillness and  my love for the ancient cycle of dark and light, but despite the astonishing wholeness of everything, I think that sometimes...
 winter goes on a bit too long.

Oliver Tank.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Hometown glory.

"I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas:
It brings people together while time stands still.  
Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children 
trudged sleds and chased snowballs. 
 No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other 
than the glory of the day, with each other,
 whenever and however it happened."
-Rachel Cohn

I just wanted to pop in and wish you a very Merry Christmas. :)
I hope you're in a cozy, warm place remembering that without feeling overwhelmed, the pangs of nostalgia, seeing beauty, knowing real love or feeling a sense of fear, that life would be too easy.  Embrace it all.

"Round my hometown, memories are fresh.
Round my hometown, ooh the people I've met.
Are the wonders of my world, are the wonders of my world."

Photo source: here and here

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A few December things.

Good morning!

 I thought I'd get us into the Christmas spirit a little. :)

Glitter for this glamorous season.
The season filled with dresses, 
festive nights and candlelight......

The gorgeous combination 
of rose and gold...

Christmas nostalgia. 
 Things that take us back to the magic that children feel during this season....

Everything white......

Dreamy wintry cities, 
villages, and towns.....

..... and this song by She and Him. 

Photo source: here, here, here and here.